Thompson leads LPGA Tour Championship

MIAMI (AFP) – American Lexi Thompson, trying to extend her streak of LPGA seasons with at least one victory to eight, fired a seven-under-par 65 on Thursday to lead the Tour Championship by one stroke.

Thompson, who won the season finale in 2018, had a one-shot lead over Denmark’s Nanna Koerstz Madsen, who fired a bogey-free six-under-par 66 at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Florida, to put herself in the mix for a first LPGA title.

“It was great just being out here,” she said. “I was just overall very happy with how I committed to my shots.”