Lexi Thompson is playing in her sixth U.S. Women's Open this week. For the first time, she holds a share of the lead in the game's biggest championship.
The 17-year-old shot 2-under 70 at Blackwolf Run in Kohler, Wisc., to grab a share of the early lead with Beatriz Recari and last week's winner Ai Miyazato.
Thompson hit 10 of 14 fairways, leading to finding 13 greens in regulation. She needed 30 putts to get around the difficult test. Taking advantage of her prodigious length, she birdied two of the four par 5s on the course.
Last season, Thompson became the youngest player to win in LPGA history, taking the 2011 Navistar LPGA Classic at 16 years, 7 months, 8 days.
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