Megan Khang chips onto the ninth green during the first round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament at Lancaster Country Club, Thursday, July 9, 2015 in Lancaster, Pa. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Frank Franklin II
January 29, 2016
Megan Khang chips onto the ninth green during the first round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament at Lancaster Country Club, Thursday, July 9, 2015 in Lancaster, Pa. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Frank Franklin II

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) Megan Khang shot a 5-under 68 in windy conditions Friday for a share of the lead in the season-opening Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic, her first event as an LPGA Tour member.

The 18-year-old Khang eagled the par-5 fourth hole and had four birdies and a bogey to match England's Charley Hull and Japan's Haru Nomura at 8-under 138 at the Ocean Club. Khang, from Rockland, Massachusetts, tied for sixth at Q-school in December to earn a tour card.

Hull and Nomura each shot 70.

Defending champion Sei Young Kim was a stroke back along with Anna Nordqvist, 46-year-old Catriona Matthew and Min Seo Kwak. Kim shot 68, Nordqvist 69, Kwak 70, and Matthew 71.

Michelle Wie missed the cut by a stroke a day after being stung by a bee on the palm of her right hand. She followed her opening 76 with a 73.

You May Like