Ekey, Jutanugarn, Welch share lead
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP)
Kathleen Ekey, Moriya Jutanugarn and Kim Welch shot 4-under-par 68 on Wednesday to share the lead after the first round of the LPGA Tour qualifying tournament.
Rebecca Lee-Bentham and Ashleigh Simon were a stroke back, and two-time tour winner Laura Diaz topped the group at 70. Christina Kim, also a two-time winner on the tour, had a 72.
The top 20 after the 90-hole event at LPGA International will earn full tour status.