March 30, 2017

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) Play has been suspended due to high winds late in the first round of the ANA Inspiration.

The LPGA suspended play with half of the field still on the Dinah Shore Course on Thursday at the first major of the season.

High winds swept through the Coachella Valley and hit Mission Hills Country Club at mid-afternoon. The LPGA hopes to resume play later in the day.

France's Karine Icher took the early lead with a 5-under 67 in morning play. Four golfers are one stroke back, including Michelle Wie and 17-year-old amateur Eun Jeong Seong.

Defending champion Lydia Ko was 2 under through five holes before the wind picked up.

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