Meijer LPGA Classic R1

Jennifer Kupcho leading by 1

Meijer LPGA Classic 2022 R1

June 16-19
Blythefield Country Club, Belmont, Michigan
$2,500,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4

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Jennifer Kupcho opened with a bogey-free 9-under 63 at Blythefield Country Club to take the lead of the Meijer LPGA Classic, a new career-best for the American who hit 10 of 13 fairways and 16 of 18 greens on Thursday.


Meijer LPGA Classic 2022 R1

“I hit a mistakenly really great shot on the first hole. Honestly, I thought I was going to miss the green but ended up great. Took advantage of that, and then sunk a longer putt on the second hole, and that really boosted my confidence, especially in this wind. I’ve been here the last couple of years and really been comfortable with this place. A lot of the holes are birdie holes, so I felt like I could go out and birdie every hole. I think that was the mindset starting every new hole, is doing that.

“There is a lot of golf so anything can happen. You see that week in and week out. Girls go out and shoot really low and then they shoot even par the next day so there is a lot of golf and we’ll see what happens.”


Meijer LPGA Classic 2022 R1

Fellow American Gerina Mendoza fired a 64 for just the second time of her career, her lowest recorded score since she shot 63 in 2017 at the Dana Open. Although she has missed four cuts in eight starts so far this season she does have one top-10 finish, a tie for sixth at the LOTTE Championship.

“I just really stayed present in every shot. I know it’s very cliche to say, but it’s really what you have to do. Kind of just keep your head down,” said Mendoza.


Meijer LPGA Classic 2022 R1

Major champions Anna Nordqvist of Sweden and American Lexi Thompson are tied in third place at 7-under alongside Swede Madelene Sagstrom. All three stayed bogey-free.

“Coming into today I knew I’ve been hitting it well and I’ve been putting in the work, so just coming out here and believing in myself and just staying in the moment, in the present,” said Thompson. “Had a little bit of a birdie streak. There are some reachable par-5s out there, so definitely have to take advantage of it. You still have to hit the shots, so it was a matter of just doing my routine and committing.”


Meijer LPGA Classic 2022 R1

Pos.PlayerTo ParR1
1Jennifer Kupcho-963
2Gerina Mendoza-864
T3Anna Nordqvist-765
T3Madelene Sagstrom-765
T3Lexi Thompson-765
6Andrea Lee-666
T7Na Rin An-567
T7Stacy Lewis-567
T7Ruixin Liu-567
T7Bianca Pagdanganan-567
T7Megan Khang-567
T7Nelly Korda-567
T7Ryann O’Toole-567
T7Caroline Masson-567
T15Carlota Ciganda-468
T15Katherine Kirk-468
T15Brooke M. Henderson-468
T15Jessica Korda-468
T15So Yeon Ryu-468
T15Linnea Johansson-468
T15Wichanee Meechai-468
T15In Gee Chun-468
T15Atthaya Thitikul-468
T15Minjee Lee-468
T15Lilia Vu-468
T15Morgane Metraux-468
T15Chella Choi-468
T15Isi Gabsa-468
T15Jasmine Suwannapura-468
T30Kaitlyn Papp-369
T30Allisen Corpuz-369
T30Pajaree Anannarukarn-369
T30Leona Maguire-369
T30Brittany Lincicome-369
T30Valery Plata (a)-369
T30Cydney Clanton-369
T30Brittany Lang-369
T30Pernilla Lindberg-369
T30Marissa Steen-369
T30Na Yeon Choi-369
T30Cristie Kerr-369
T30Lindsey Weaver-Wright-369
T30Mirim Lee-369
T30Amy Olson-369
T45Tiffany Chan-270
T45Elizabeth Szokol-270
T45A Lim Kim-270
T45Celine Boutier-270
T45Hannah Green-270
T45Wei-Ling Hsu-270
T45Lydia Ko-270
T45Xiyu Janet Lin-270
T45Maude-Aimee Leblanc-270
T45Alison Lee-270
T45Stephanie Meadow-270
T45Charlotte Thomas-270
T45Yealimi Noh-270
T45Fatima Fernandez Cano-270
T45Mi Hyang Lee-270
T45Lauren Coughlin-270
T45Albane Valenzuela-270
T45Hye-Jin Choi-270
T45Jenny Shin-270
T45Allison Emrey-270
T45Jeongeun Lee5-270
T66Haru Nomura-171
T66Jaye Marie Green-171
T66Janie Jackson-171
T66Frida Kinhult-171
T66Ally Ewing-171
T66Moriya Jutanugarn-171
T66Sei Young Kim-171
T66Sarah Schmelzel-171
T66Stephanie Kyriacou-171
T66Pornanong Phatlum-171
T66Paula Reto-171
T66Sarah Jane Smith-171
T66Caroline Inglis-171
T66Gina Kim-171
T66Esther Henseleit-171
T66Robynn Ree-171
T66Sophia Schubert-171
T66Ashleigh Buhai-171
T66Nasa Hataoka-171
T66Amy Yang-171
T66Yu Liu-171
T66Giulia Molinaro-171
T66Dana Finkelstein-171
T89Peiyun ChienPar72
T89Brooke MatthewsPar72
T89Sadena ParksPar72
T89Brittany AltomarePar72
T89Ayaka FuruePar72
T89Hyo Joo KimPar72
T89Yuka SasoPar72
T89Cheyenne KnightPar72
T89Jennifer SongPar72
T89Haylee Rae HarfordPar72
T89Alena SharpPar72
T89Liz NagelPar72
T89Sarah KempPar72
T89Emily Kristine PedersenPar72
T103Katherine Perry-Hamski+173
T103Perrine Delacour+173
T103Jodi Ewart Shadoff+173
T103Eun-Hee Ji+173
T103Su Oh+173
T103Kelly Tan+173
T103Lizette Salas+173
T103Muni He+173
T103Inbee Park+173
T103Patty Tavatanakit+173
T103Gemma Dryburgh+173
T103Haeji Kang+173
T103Jenny Coleman+173
T103Emma Talley+173
T103Sophia Popov+173
T118Maria Fassi+274
T118Min Lee+274
T118Lauren Stephenson+274
T118Angel Yin+274
T118Rachel Rohanna+274
T118Dottie Ardina+274
T118Gaby Lopez+274
T118Dewi Weber+274
T118Agathe Laisne+274
T127Mariajo Uribe+375
T127Aditi Ashok+375
T127Amanda Doherty+375
T127Alana Uriell+375
T127Ruoning Yin+375
T127Hinako Shibuno+375
T127Angela Stanford+375
T127Ana Belac+375
T127Sung Hyun Park+375
T127Jennifer Chang+375
T127Brianna Do+375
T138Natasha Andrea Oon+476
T138Christina Kim+476
T138Mel Reid+476
T141Casey Danielson+577
T141Yaeeun Hong+577
T141Annie Park+577
144Sanna Nuutinen+880
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