Canada's Brooke Henderson watches her shot from the fifth tee during the first round of the CP Women's Open golf tournament in Regina, Saskatchewan, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. ( Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

Ariya Jutanugarn tied for lead in CP Women's Open

August 23, 2018 - 8:28 pm

REGINA, Saskatchewan (AP) — Ariya Jutanugarn birdied five of her last eight holes for an 8-under 64 and a share of the CP Women's Open lead Thursday at rain-softened Wascana Country Club. LPGA

Nasa Hataoka and Mariajo Uribe joined the second-ranked Jutanugarn atop the leaderboard, with Canadian star Brooke Henderson and three-time champion Lydia Ko two strokes back.

With players allowed to lift, clean and place their golf balls in the fairways because of the damp conditions, Jutanugarn birdied the first four holes and finished with nine birdies and a bogey in the morning round in sunny, hot conditions.

The Thai star won the event two years ago in Calgary. She's tied for the tour victory lead with three, winning the U.S. Women's Open, Kingsmill Championship and Ladies Scottish Open.

Angel Yin and Nanna Koerstz Madsen shot 65, and Henderson and Ko were at 66 with Jessica Korda, Minjee Lee, Austin Ernst, Amy Yang and Mariah Stackhouse.

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