Seventeen-year-old Xiyu Lin shot an opening-round, 6-under 66 Tuesday to take a one-shot lead at the second stage of LPGA Q-School.
Lin, a rookie on the Ladies European Tour, tied for 23rd at last week’s Reignwood LPGA Classic in Beijing. On Tuesday she played the Panther Course at Plantation Golf and Country Club in Venice, Fla., one of the two courses being used this week. The low 80 and ties after Friday’s fourth round will advance to the third and final stage, which will be held Dec. 4-8 at LPGA International in Daytona Beach.
One shot back of Lin is Taylor Collins (67), who is a member of the Symetra Tour. She won the Golf Channel’s Big Break Mexico.
Other notables competing in second stage include Cheyenne Woods, the niece of Tiger Woods, who opened with a 1-over 73, and Madison Pressel, the younger sister of LPGA member Morgan Pressel, who shot 74.