SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) — Pernilla Lindberg holed birdie putts of 40 and 50 feet and added three 25-footers in a round of 7-under 64 to take a two-shot lead Thursday after the rainy opening round of the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic.
The 26-year-old Swede, a former Oklahoma State player, hasn’t finished in the top 10 of an LPGA event in her three years and 36 starts as a pro. She has missed the cut in six of her 10 starts this season.
But she drained a 50-foot putt for birdie at No. 5, made a 40-footer for a 2 on the par-3 14th and made 25-footers at Nos. 4, 12 and 18.
Two shots back were Angela Stanford, Japan’s Mika Miyazato, South Korea’s Chella Choi, LSU grad Meredith Duncan, Thailand’s Numa Gulyanamitta and France’s Karine Icher.