Sei Young Kim, of South Korea, looks over the ninth green during the second round of the Women's PGA Championship golf tournament at Olympia Fields Country Club Friday, June 30, 2017, in Olympia Fields, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Charles Rex Arbogast
July 06, 2017

ONEIDA, Wis. (AP) Belgian rookie Laura Gonzalez Escallon birdied three of the final four holes Thursday for a 7-under 65 and a share of the lead with Sei Young Kim in the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic.

Gonzalez Escallon, the 26-year-old former Purdue player who won twice last season on the Symetra Tour, also started fast in the first-year event, making birdies on three of the first four holes.

Kim had eight birdies and a bogey at Thornberry Creek, the Oneida Nation-owned resort near Green Bay. The South Korean player won the Lorena Ochoa Match Play in May in Mexico for her sixth LPGA Tour victory.

Tour rookies Madeleine Sheils and Min-G Kim shot 66.

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