KETTERING, Ohio (AP) — Tammie Green shot a bogey-free 5-under 68 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the U.S. Senior Women’s Open.
The 62-year-old Green, a seven-time winner on the LPGA Tour, had four straight birdies on Nos. 13-16 on NCR Country Club’s South Course.
“It’s a lot of defense out there,” Green said. “The greens are lightning fast. I’ll tell you, it’s a great championship course, NCR is a great championship course.”
Catrin Nilsmark and Leta Lindley shot 69.
Helen Alfredsson, the 2019 winner, was at 70 with Pat Hurst.
Laura Davies, the 2018 champion, shot a 71.
Defending champion Annika Sorenstam opened with a 73.
JoAnne Carner shot her age with an 83.