Meijer LPGA Classic R1

Four-way tie for lead in Michigan

Meijer Classic 2021 R1
June 17-20
Blythefield Country Club, Grand Rapids, Michigan
$2,300,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4

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Lauren Stephenson, Leona Maguire, Charley Hull and Nasa Hataoka are tied for the lead at 7-under in the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give.

“On the first nine, it felt like my ball had a magnet to the hole. It was like I couldn’t miss,” said Stephenson of her bogey-free front nine (the back nine). “I probably made a 35-foot putt on one of the par-3s, which is super abnormal for me. Felt like everything was going my way so I took advantage of that today.”


Meijer Classic 2021 R1

Maguire, who held the lead last week in the first round of the Mediheal Championship, continued the trend and stayed bogey-free on Thursday.

“It [Blythefield Country Club] reminds me a lot of home, a lot of golf courses that I grew up playing,” said Maguire. “Very green, some trees. Drove the ball well and just sort of suits my eye quite well. Tried to build on that momentum I had last week in San Francisco.”


Meijer Classic 2021 R1

Hataoka also managed to stay bogey-free, keeping her mistakes to a minimum.

“There was a couple holes where I actually thought I had a bogey chance, but was able to get up and down for par. This course, usually everyone hits low scores, so it is really important for me to play four good rounds. Hoping to continue that tomorrow.”


Meijer Classic 2021 R1

Behind them at 6-under Ariya Jutanugarn is tied alongside Min Lee. Both of them have been on form recently with Jutanugarn winning her 11th career LPGA Tour title in her native country at the Honda LPGA Thailand as well as recording two top-10s since.

Lee won the Mission Inn Resort & Club Championship on the Symetra Tour last month and was runner-up last week in the Mediheal Championship.

“I have played this course a couple times before, so I kind of know this course a little bit,” said Lee. “The first few holes, I was still adjusting to the greens speed because it is so much different compared to last week [at Lake Merced]. At the beginning, I didn’t get a chance to make it [any birdie putts], but it started to roll after a couple holes. I think my putting is pretty good and also my iron shots. That helped give me a lot of birdies.”


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Meijer Classic 2021 R1

Pos. Player
To Par
R1
T1 Leona Maguire
-7
65
T1 Charley Hull
-7
65
T1 Nasa Hataoka
-7
65
T1 Lauren Stephenson
-7
65
T5 Ariya Jutanugarn
-6
66
T5 Min Lee
-6
66
T7 Marina Alex
-5
67
T7 Pajaree Anannarukarn
-5
67
T7 Chella Choi
-5
67
T7 Alison Lee
-5
67
T7 Xiyu Lin
-5
67
T7 Sarah Schmelzel
-5
67
T7 Gabriela Ruffels *
-5
67
T7 Anna Nordqvist
-5
67
T7 Amy Olson
-5
67
T7 Sophia Popov
-5
67
T7 Su Oh
-5
67
T18 Brittany Altomare
-4
68
T18 Sarah Burnham
-4
68
T18 Megan Khang
-4
68
T18 Inbee Park
-4
68
T18 Lizette Salas
-4
68
T18 Georgia Hall
-4
68
T18 Moriya Jutanugarn
-4
68
T18 In Gee Chun
-4
68
T18 Jennifer Kupcho
-4
68
T18 Giulia Molinaro
-4
68
T18 Lindy Duncan
-4
68
T18 Gaby Lopez
-4
68
T18 Madelene Sagstrom
-4
68
T18 Lexi Thompson
-4
68
T18 Ally Ewing
-4
68
T18 Jessica Korda
-4
68
T18 Nelly Korda
-4
68
T18 Mina Harigae
-4
68
T18 Esther Henseleit
-4
68
T18 Christina Kim
-4
68
T38 Caroline Masson
-3
69
T38 Austin Ernst
-3
69
T38 Mi Jung Hur
-3
69
T38 Cristie Kerr
-3
69
T38 Carlota Ciganda
-3
69
T38 Ashleigh Buhai
-3
69
T38 Dana Finkelstein
-3
69
T38 Jeongeun Lee
-3
69
T38 Jin Young Ko
-3
69
T38 Jodi Ewart Shadoff
-3
69
T38 Esther Lee
-3
69
T49 Clariss Guce
-2
70
T49 Lee Lopez
-2
70
T49 Muni He
-2
70
T49 Na Yeon Choi
-2
70
T49 Cydney Clanton
-2
70
T49 Marissa Steen
-2
70
T49 Alena Sharp
-2
70
T49 Mind Muangkhumsakul
-2
70
T49 Samantha Troyanovich
-2
70
T49 Janie Jackson
-2
70
T49 Jennifer Chang
-2
70
T49 Wichanee Meechai
-2
70
T49 Ssu-Chia Cheng
-2
70
T49 Gerina Piller
-2
70
T49 Laura Davies
-2
70
T49 Hannah Green
-2
70
T49 Brittany Lincicome
-2
70
T49 Katherine Kirk
-2
70
T49 Albane Valenzuela
-2
70
T49 Bianca Pagdanganan
-2
70
T49 Brittany Lang
-2
70
T49 Klara Spilkova
-2
70
T71 Cheyenne Knight
-1
71
T71 Jenny Coleman
-1
71
T71 Elizabeth Szokol
-1
71
T71 Dottie Ardina
-1
71
T71 Jiwon Jeon
-1
71
T71 Ruixin Liu
-1
71
T71 In Kyung Kim
-1
71
T71 Juli Inkster
-1
71
T71 Lydia Ko
-1
71
T71 Stacy Lewis
-1
71
T71 Lauren Coughlin
-1
71
T71 Jennifer Song
-1
71
T71 Perrine Delacour
-1
71
T71 Maria Fernanda Torres
-1
71
T71 Min Seo Kwak
-1
71
T86 Liz Nagel
E
72
T86 Valery Plata (a) *
E
72
T86 Benyapa Niphatsophon
E
72
T86 Mirim Lee
E
72
T86 Jasmine Suwannapura
E
72
T86 Angel Yin
E
72
T86 Pornanong Phatlum
E
72
T86 Azahara Munoz
E
72
T86 Kris Tamulis *
E
72
T86 Dani Holmqvist
E
72
T86 Pavarisa Yoktuan
E
72
T86 Kyung Kim
E
72
T86 Jaclyn Lee
E
72
T86 Linnea Strom
E
72
T86 Kelly Tan
E
72
T86 A Lim Kim
E
72
T86 Sung Hyun Park
E
72
T103 Tiffany Joh
+1
73
T103 Mariah Stackhouse
+1
73
T103 Daniela Darquea
+1
73
T103 Jillian Hollis
+1
73
T103 Alana Uriell
+1
73
T103 Kristen Gillman
+1
73
T103 Mo Martin
+1
73
T103 Stephanie Meadow
+1
73
T103 Sarah Kemp
+1
73
T103 Bronte Law
+1
73
T103 Jeongeun Lee6
+1
73
T103 Annie Park
+1
73
T103 Jane Park
+1
73
T103 Sarah Jane Smith
+1
73
T103 Andrea Lee
+1
73
T103 Haley Moore
+1
73
T103 Lindsey Weaver
+1
73
T103 Paula Creamer
+1
73
T103 Tiffany Chan
+1
73
T103 Haeji Kang
+1
73
T123 Ana Belac
+2
74
T123 Ryann O’Toole
+2
74
T123 Ayako Uehara
+2
74
T123 Brianna Do
+2
74
T123 Luna Sobron Galmes
+2
74
T128 Maria Fassi
+3
75
T128 Caroline Inglis
+3
75
T128 Pernilla Lindberg
+3
75
T128 Jing Yan
+3
75
T128 Louise Ridderstrom
+3
75
T128 Brooke M. Henderson
+3
75
T128 Julieta Granada
+3
75
T135 Anne van Dam
+4
76
T135 Jaye Marie Green
+4
76
T135 Yealimi Noh
+4
76
T135 Emma Talley
+4
76
T135 Paula Reto
+4
76
T140 Yani Tseng
+5
77
T140 Aditi Ashok
+5
77
T142 Kristy McPherson
+6
78
T142 Maia Schechter
+6
78
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