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Malaysia’s Tan matches Lincicome for Women’s PGA Championship lead

Malaysia’s Kelly Tan birdied three of her first four holes in shooting a three-under par 67 to match American Brittany Lincicome for the lead after Thursday’s opening round of the Women’s PGA Championship.

World number 189 Tan, seeking her first LPGA victory, sank three birdie putts from 25 feet and beyond to help offset two bogeys in a tough opening round at Aronimink in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.

“Ball-striking was really good today,” Tan said. “I just feel like I was hitting to the right spot, giving myself those uphill looks, and made a few nice 20 to 30-footers.”

Lincicome managed four birdies against a lone bogey as she chases a third major victory after the 2009 and 2015 ANA Inspiration titles.

“Very happy,” Lincicome said. “Today it was kind of trusting my process, fairways and greens, being aggressive, don’t leave the putts short, and kind of just attack the golf

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Lincicome, Tan share Women’s PGA lead at windy Aronimink



a person swinging a golf club: Kelly Tan, of Malaysia, hits her tee shot on the second hole during the first round of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship golf tournament at the Aronimink Golf Club, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, in Newtown Square, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)


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Kelly Tan, of Malaysia, hits her tee shot on the second hole during the first round of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship golf tournament at the Aronimink Golf Club, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, in Newtown Square, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) Brittany Lincicome brought 16-month-old daughter Emery to a recent practice round at Aronimink Golf Club and let her run around the course and plop down on mom’s pink golf bag.

Back home with dad, the TV was on for the family to watch Brittany do what she does best, as one of the tour’s bigger hitters regularly found the greens she needed to emerge as a contender for another major victory.



a baseball player pitching a ball on a field: Brooke M. Henderson, of Canada, chips to the green on the eighth hole during the first round of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship golf tournament at the Aronimink Golf Club, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, in Newtown Square, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)


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Brooke M. Henderson, of Canada, chips to the green on the eighth hole during the first round of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship golf tournament at the Aronimink Golf Club, Thursday,

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