Teen Leads in Tennessee
Gulbis, playing just her seventh event since joining the tour full-time, recorded seven birdies to a lone bogey to reach 11-under.
'I'm just excited, really excited, to be here, and it's nice to see my game finally getting better,' Gulbis said. 'I kind of got off to a little bit of a rough start. I hit the ball really well last week and have just progressively gotten better this week.'
Overnight leader Brandie Burton shot 2-under 70 to drop into a tie for second place with Pat Hurst (67) at 10-under 206.
Annika Sorenstam (70) held the lead at 11-under for two holes but slipped with two consecutive bogeys. She was two strokes back along with Grace Park (67). Laura Diaz (70) and Danielle Ammaccapane (70) followed at 8-under 208, and Se Ri Pak (66) topped a group four strokes back at 207.
Gulbis, the California Women's Amateur at age 14, was an All-American at the University of Arizona last season. She tied for third in the LPGA qualifying tournament last year, earning exempt status for this season.
Full-field scores from the Aeurs Electrolux Championship
Stock Watch: Strange grumpy; Tiger Time again?
What's in the bag: CareerBuilder winner Rahm
Driver: TaylorMade M4 (9.5 degrees), with Aldila Tour Green 75 TX shaft
Fairway wood: TaylorMade M3 (19 degrees), with Aldila Tour Green 75 TX shaft
Irons: TaylorMade P790 (3), P750 (4-PW), with Project X 6.5 shafts
Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Red
Ball: TaylorMade TP5x
Strange irked by Rahm-Landry friendly playoff
0 words— Curtis Strange (@golf_strange) January 22, 2018
The issue is I don’t want to make you a bit relaxed or comfortable. High pressure, good.— Curtis Strange (@golf_strange) January 22, 2018
Did you watch the end of the NFL games yesterday ? Enough said.— Curtis Strange (@golf_strange) January 22, 2018
Did you win ? It’s all about surviving the competition to test yourself.— Curtis Strange (@golf_strange) January 22, 2018
So, yeah ... don't think he's changing his perspective on this topic anytime soon ever.
Randall's Rant: The Euros won't just roll over
Thank Europe’s phenomenal success last weekend for that.
And Rory McIlroy’s impassioned remarks in Abu Dhabi.
The Ryder Cup topped his list.
Or similar assertions from TV analysts.
And, boy, did they jockey last weekend.
More bulletin board material, too.