Marathon Classic R1

Alena Sharp and Youngin Chun tied at 7-under

July 11-14
Highland Meadows Golf Club, Sylvania, Ohio
$1,750,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4


Canada’s Alena Sharp and South Korea’s Youngin Chun are tied for the Marathon Classic lead at 7-under 64 after the first round, a stroke ahead of Stacy Lewis and three others at Highland Meadows Golf Club.


The 38-year-old Sharp, who has yet to win on the LPGA Tour, fired eight birdies and a bogey.

“I played really well right from the first tee shot,” Sharp said. “I felt really calm this morning coming into this event. I always love playing here. I have great housing.”

19-year-old Chun, also seeking her first LPGA Tour victory, had a bogey-free round.

“I didn’t know I shot 64 today,” Chun said. “The funniest thing I finish par on the 18 and then I saw the leaderboard and there is a 7-under and I was like, ‘Who is that?’ I asked my dad. ‘I think I shot 6, right?’ He said, ‘No, you’re 7.’ So it was me.”


Toledo native Lewis, who took a break last year to start her family, won the last of her 12 LPGA Tour titles in 2017.

“It was awesome,” Lewis said. “The biggest thing is I hit 18 greens today. I’ve been working on the ball-striking a lot, so just really nice to see some results. Got a few putts to fall there on our last few holes.”

The Texan had seven birdies and a bogey.

“It’s a golf course I’m not necessarily 100% comfortable on,” Lewis said. “I just had some really good golf shots today. Had some easy tap-in birdies. I haven’t done that in the long time, in general.”

Azahara Munoz, Caroline Masson and Jenny Haglund matched Lewis at 65.

Lexi Thompson fired a 66 alongside U.S. Women’s Open champion Jeongeun Lee6, Carlota Ciganda and Clariss Guce.

Thompson is coming off a two-week break.

“I played five weeks straight before that and really I’ve never played five weeks in a row in my career,” Thompson said. “It was definitely different for me. But two weeks off just relaxing, hanging out with my family and friends, just making sure I get that relaxing time was much needed. I felt good about my game coming into this week.”

Defending champion Jasmine Suwannapura opened with a 70.

Yealimi Noh, the 17-year-old from California who tied for sixth last week in Wisconsin in her LPGA Tour debut, had a 73. Playing on a sponsor exemption after Monday qualifying last week, she had five birdies and seven bogeys.


Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
T1
Alena Sharp
-7
64
T1
Youngin Chun
-7
64
T3
Azahara Munoz
-6
65
T3
Stacy Lewis
-6
65
T3
Caroline Masson
-6
65
T3
Jenny Haglund
-6
65
T7
Lexi Thompson
-5
66
T7
Carlota Ciganda
-5
66
T7
Clariss Guce
-5
66
T7
Jeongeun Lee6
-5
66
T11
Ashleigh Buhai
-4
67
T11
Cheyenne Knight
-4
67
T11
Brooke M. Henderson
-4
67
T11
Sei Young Kim
-4
67
T11
Linnea Strom
-4
67
T11
Aditi Ashok
-4
67
T11
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
-4
67
T11
Jennifer Kupcho
-4
67
T11
Alana Uriell
-4
67
T20
Pavarisa Yoktuan
-3
68
T20
Karine Icher
-3
68
T20
Giulia Molinaro
-3
68
T20
Ayako Uehara
-3
68
T20
Haru Nomura
-3
68
T20
Olafia Kristinsdottir
-3
68
T20
Ruixin Liu
-3
68
T20
Jaye Marie Green
-3
68
T20
Christina Kim
-3
68
T29
Sandra Changkija
-2
69
T29
Minjee Lee
-2
69
T29
Alison Lee
-2
69
T29
Tiffany Chan
-2
69
T29
Jaclyn Lee
-2
69
T29
Brittany Altomare
-2
69
T29
Paula Creamer
-2
69
T29
Mi Hyang Lee
-2
69
T29
Mirim Lee
-2
69
T29
Su Oh
-2
69
T29
Kelly Tan
-2
69
T40
Kasey Miller
-1
70
T40
Tiffany Joh
-1
70
T40
Wei-Ling Hsu
-1
70
T40
Emma Talley
-1
70
T40
Charlotte Thomas
-1
70
T40
Becca Huffer
-1
70
T40
Jacqui Concolino
-1
70
T40
Wichanee Meechai
-1
70
T40
Anna Redding
-1
70
T40
Dana Finkelstein
-1
70
T40
Lizzie Win (a)
-1
70
T40
Jasmine Suwannapura
-1
70
T40
Austin Ernst
-1
70
T40
Jing Yan
-1
70
T40
Morgan Pressel
-1
70
T40
Sakura Yokomine
-1
70
T40
Laura Gonzalez Escallon
-1
70
T40
Brianna Do
-1
70
T40
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
-1
70
T59
Emily Kristine Pedersen
E
71
T59
Laura Diaz
E
71
T59
Anne-Catherine Tanguay
E
71
T59
Jeong Eun Lee
E
71
T59
Xiyu Lin
E
71
T59
Madelene Sagstrom
E
71
T59
Dottie Ardina
E
71
T59
Anne van Dam
E
71
T59
Stephanie Meadow
E
71
T59
Ashli Bunch
E
71
T59
Simin Feng
E
71
T59
Elizabeth Szokol
E
71
T59
Caroline Hedwall
E
71
T59
Lee Lopez
E
71
T59
Annie Park
E
71
T59
Mi Jung Hur
E
71
T59
Min Lee
E
71
T59
Cheyenne Woods
E
71
T59
Kristy McPherson
E
71
T78
Jessica Porvasnik
1
72
T78
Lee-Anne Pace
1
72
T78
Mariajo Uribe
1
72
T78
Na Yeon Choi
1
72
T78
Maria Fassi
1
72
T78
Sarah Schmelzel
1
72
T78
Gemma Dryburgh
1
72
T78
Marissa Steen
1
72
T78
Kris Tamulis
1
72
T78
Dani Holmqvist
1
72
T78
Luna Sobron Galmes
1
72
T78
Robyn Choi
1
72
T78
Katherine Perry
1
72
T78
Erica Shepherd (a)
1
72
T78
Becky Morgan
1
72
T78
Alison Walshe
1
72
T78
P.K. Kongkraphan
1
72
T78
Chella Choi
1
72
T78
Daniela Darquea
1
72
T78
Virginia Elena Carta (a)
1
72
T78
Cydney Clanton
1
72
T99
Yealimi Noh
2
73
T99
Isi Gabsa
2
73
T99
So Yeon Ryu
2
73
T99
Kim Kaufman
2
73
T99
Sophia Popov
2
73
T99
Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong
2
73
T99
Peiyun Chien
2
73
T99
Allie White
2
73
T99
Suzuka Yamaguchi
2
73
T99
Dori Carter
2
73
T99
Celine Herbin
2
73
T110
Erynne Lee
3
74
T110
Natalie Gulbis
3
74
T110
Rachel Rohanna
3
74
T110
Haeji Kang
3
74
T110
Angela Stanford
3
74
T110
Maria Torres
3
74
T110
Cindy LaCrosse
3
74
T110
Lauren Kim
3
74
T110
Karen Chung
3
74
T110
Kendall Dye
3
74
T110
Jimin Kang
3
74
T110
Louise Ridderstrom
3
74
T122
Silvia Cavalleri
4
75
T122
Min-G Kim
4
75
T122
Mina Harigae
4
75
T122
Lindsey Weaver
4
75
T122
Muni He
4
75
T127
Paula Reto
5
76
T127
Sarah Burnham
5
76
T127
Lizette Salas
5
76
T130
Lilia Vu
6
77
T130
Kim Williams
6
77
T132
Stephanie Kono
7
78
T132
Louise Stahle
7
78
T134
Maddie McCrary
8
79
T134
Amelia Lewis
8
79
136
Kris Tschetter
10
81
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