Career round puts Walshe in front on LPGA Tour

July 18, 2013 at 9:46 PM

SYLVANIA, Ohio, July 18 (UPI) -- Allison Walshe overcame temperatures reaching into the mid-90s Thursday to seize the lead by one shot after one round of the Marathon Classic.

Walshe shot the lowest round of her LPGA Tour career, a 6-under 65 that included eight birdies over the Highland Meadows Golf Club course.

She has had three rounds of 66 in her career, including one at the Mobile Bay Classic earlier this year.

Lexi Thompson, Paula Creamer and Jessica Shepley were all at 66 while world No. 1 Inbee Park was among those who posted a 67.

Park had her streak of three straight tour victories halted last week, but in two weeks she will attempt to become the first player in men's or women's golf to win four major championships in the same year. That attempt will come at the Women's British Open, to be played at the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland.

Hee Young Park, who won last week in a playoff with Angela Stanford, shot a 71 to tie for 44th place. Stanford also had a 71.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Tiger Woods' playing partner Steve Stricker wants the 'old Tiger back'
Texas Rangers' Hamilton promises cautious approach
San Antonio Spurs, Leonard agree to 5-year, $90M deal
New Orleans Pelicans, Anthony Davis agree to 5-year, $145M extension
Sale ties record, Chicago White Sox out-duel St. Louis Cardinals