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Brittany Lincicome surges into LPGA Championship lead
Brittany Lincicome surges into LPGA Championship lead

Brittany Lincicome opened a three-stroke lead Friday in the wind-swept LPGA Championship, the tour's fourth major championship of the season. The long-hitting Lincicome followed her opening 67 with a 68 to reach nine under par at Monroe Golf Club in Pittsfield, N.Y. She won the 2009 Kraft Nabisco for her lone major title and has five LPGA Tour victories. Lexi Thompson, tied for the first-round lead with Meena Lee, dropped into a tie for second at 212 with defending champion Inbee Park of South Korea. Thompson had a 72, and Park shot 66. That gave the United States two players at the top as the Americans go for their fourth straight major title of the season. Thompson won the Kraft...

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