Lauren Coughlin leading by two at the Chevron Championship

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Defending champion Lilia Vu withdrew moments before tee-off due to a back injury.
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April 19, 2024
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Lauren Coughlin shot an opening 66 at the Chevron Championship in Texas on Thursday taking the first-round lead for just the second time in her career.

Coughlin went bogey-free with three birdies on the front nine and three on the back nine on the first day of the tournament.

She hit 14 of 18 greens, recorded 10 one-putts and needed just 26 putts overall to get through her first round.

“I think my husband and I had a really good game plan, and I wasn’t trying to be too aggressive out there. Just trying to take a 30-footer or, I might have a chip here or there, just knowing that that’s the appropriate place to be,” she said.

Her husband, John Pond, recently started caddying for her.

She added: “Not trying to be too aggressive in certain spots and taking what, certainly there’s some holes, good pins and stuff that you can go at stuff, but overall, I was just trying to take what it would give me and not trying to force anything.

Coughlin is making her 11th appearance in an LPGA Tour major championship this week. The American has made the cut in just two of her 10 previous starts in majors, but finished T15 and T16, respectively, in the 2023 and 2022 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.

Two strokes behind Coughlin are two-time LPGA Tour winner Marina Alex, eight-time JLPGA winner Minami Katsu and major champion Nelly Korda, who is chasing her fifth win in as many consecutive starts on Tour.

Defending champion Lilia Vu withdrew from the Chevron Championship moments before her first-round tee-off on Thursday due to a back injury.

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T5Xiyu Lin-369
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T31Jiyai ShinPar72
T31Yu LiuPar72
T31Auston KimPar72
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T31Caroline MassonPar72
T31Brittany LincicomePar72
T31Leona MaguirePar72
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T101Jin Young Ko+476
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T115So Yeon Ryu+577
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T122Pajaree Anannarukarn+678
T122Yani Tseng+678
T122Hira Naveed+678
T122Lexi Thompson+678
T122Angel Yin+678
128Emily Kristine Pedersen+779
129Bianca Pagdanganan+880
T130Jennifer Song+981
T130Linnea Strom+981
132Ashleigh Buhai+1183
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Chevron Championship 2024

Date: April 18th - 21st 2024

Location: The Club at Carlton Woods, The Woodlands, Texas

Purse: $7.9 million

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