Maude-Aimee Leblanc’s first three holes at the Kroger Queen City Championship in Cincinnati consisted of a double bogey followed by two consecutive bogeys.
Then, she got back on track with two consecutive birdies. She added five more to finish Thursday’s round with a three-under 69 that left her tied for 19th, five shots off the lead held by Xiyu Lin.
Alena Sharp is tied for 31st after she opened with a 70, followed by Brooke Henderson in a tie for 46th after she shot a 71.
Maddie Szeryk began the first round with three birdies on the front nine, but finished at even par with three bogeys on her second nine of the day. Her 72 left Szeryk tied for 64th.
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