Karine Icher, Chella Choi share lead after first round of LPGA Tour’s Founders Cup


PHOENIX — Karine Icher and Chella Choi each shot 5-under 67 in chilly and windy conditions Thursday to share the first-round lead in the LPGA Tour’s Founders Cup.

Ariya Jutanugarn was a shot back with Inbee Park, Lizette Salas, Cydney Clanton, Mariajo Uribe and Hee Young Park in the event that honors the 13 women who founded the LPGA Tour in 1950.

Defending champion Anna Nordqvist and Jessica Korda topped the group at 69. Korda won three weeks ago in Thailand in her return from jaw surgery that corrected a severe overbite.

Michelle Wie had a 70. She won in Singapore two weeks ago.

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