Through 36 holes, Lexi Thompson is proving that she's not yet ready to return the trophy at the Navistar LPGA Classic.
Thompson, the defending champion this week in Prattville, shot a 3-under-par 69 on Friday to maintain her lead as the afternoon wave got underway on the Senator Course at Capitol Hill. Her first 36 holes included 13 birdies and just a single bogey, as Thompson has hit 32/36 greens in regulation through two rounds.
Last year, she won this event by five strokes as a 16-year-old, becoming the youngest player to capture an LPGA title - a mark that was eclipsed earlier this summer when 15-year-old Lydia Ko won the CN Canadian Women's Open.
Angela Stanford, Lori Kane and Sydnee Michaels all carded 4-under-par 68 on Friday and find themselves three shots behind Thompson entering the weekend.
Stacy Lewis is No. 3 in the world – and No. 1 in Alabama. Lewis shot a 7-under 65 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead over Angela Stanford in the Navistar LPGA Classic, while second-round leader Le... Read More
Defending champion Lexi Thompson shot a 3-under 69 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead into weekend play in the Navistar LPGA Classic. Read More
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