Lizette Salas set the tone in the first round of the Women's PGA Championship, posting a five-under-under-67 for the lead.

Salas earned a one-stroke lead after missing only two fairways on the Highlands Course at Atlanta Athletic Club in Georgia on Thursday.

In a flawless round, Salas – without a LPGA Tour title since 2014 and seeking a maiden major trophy – holed five birdies to end the day ahead of Charley Hull.

"It was definitely not easy," the 31-year-old American said about the conditions. "We started with pretty wet conditions this morning, but the greens are rolling extremely pure.

"I had a really good warm-up. I was really confident coming into this week, and I think my game really suits this golf course and kept it boring."

Jeongeun Lee6, Austin Ernst, Jessica Korda, Alena Sharp, Xiyu Lin, Yealimi Noh and Dani Holmqvist are two shots off the pace.

Three-time PGA Championship winner Inbee Park shot a 71 to be tied for 23rd, while defending champion Kim Sei-young endured a forgettable four-over-par 76.

Lexi Thompson soared into the outright lead at the U.S. Women's Open Championship with a five-under 66 to hold a one-stroke lead over Yuka Saso after the third round on Saturday.

Thompson had a bogey free round, birdieing five holes after beginning the third round in equal sixth at the Olympic Club in San Francisco.

The 26-year-old American, currently ranked ninth in the world, has one major to her name, the 2014 ANA Inspiration, having been a U.S. Open runner-up in 2019.

Filipino teenager Saso had carded a four-under 67 on Friday to take the lead but only managed an even third round to slip from top spot.

The 19-year-old birdied the first hole on Saturday but had four bogeys, stalling her progress and allowing Thompson to move ahead of her.

Amateur Megha Ganne remains in contention four shots off the pace, at three-under despite a one-over 72 on Saturday.

Ganne is equal third with Korean Jeongeun Lee, with China's Shanshan Feng behind them in fourth on two-under.

Lexi Thompson soared into the outright lead at the U.S. Women's Open Championship with a five-under 66 to hold a one-stroke lead over Yuka Saso after the third round on Saturday.

Thompson had a bogey free round, birdieing five holes after beginning the third round in equal sixth at the Olympic Club in San Francisco.

The 26-year-old American, currently ranked ninth in the world, has one major to her name, the 2014 ANA Inspiration, having been a U.S. Open runner-up in 2019.

Filipino teenager Saso had carded a four-under 67 on Friday to take the lead but only managed an even third round to slip from top spot.

The 19-year-old birdied the first hole on Saturday but had four bogeys, stalling her progress and allowing Thompson to move ahead of her.

Amateur Megha Ganne remains in contention four shots off the pace, at three-under despite a one-over 72 on Saturday.

Ganne is equal third with Korean Jeongeun Lee, with China's Shanshan Feng behind them in fourth on two-under.

Yuka Saso carded a four-under-par 67 to earn a one-stroke lead at the halfway stage of the U.S. Women's Open.

Saso – who has modelled her swing on four-time major champion and former men's world number one Rory McIlroy – used a strong second round to soar to the top of the leaderboard on Friday.

The 19-year-old Filipino – making her third appearance at the LPGA Tour major event – had six birdies to go with two bogeys at the Olympic Club.

After birdieing her final hole, Saso is now six under through 36 holes heading into the weekend in San Francisco, where 2019 champion Lee Jeong-eun is her nearest rival (67).

Megan Khang (70) and amateur Megha Ganne (71) – the overnight leader alongside Mel Reid – are two shots off the pace, while Shanshan Feng is a stroke further back following her 70.

Inbee Park – a two-time winner of the U.S. Women's Open – recorded a two-under-par 69 to be tied for sixth alongside Lexi Thompson (71) and Reid (73).

Defending champion Kim A-lim missed the cut at seven over following a second-round 70, having opened with a 79.

Amateur Megha Ganne enjoyed a remarkable first round to hold a share of the lead alongside Mel Reid at the U.S. Women's Open on Thursday.

Ganne carded a four-under-par 67, including six birdies, as the 17-year-old earn a share of the lead at the Olympic Club in San Francisco.

With her performance, Ganne became the first amateur to lead the U.S. Women's Open since Jane Park in 2006.

"I think the first time is nerve-racking for anybody and meeting your idols and being on the stage for the first time," Ganne said after her second U.S. Women's Open appearance. "But the second time around, even the practice rounds, I wasn't as nervous. I felt like I could come here and just play my game instead of soaking that all in."

Experienced 33-year-old Englishwoman Reid – who won October's LPGA Classic – had a steady round with five birdies and one bogey.

World number five Brooke Henderson was one of the last to finish her round, holding a share of the lead until a bogey on the 18th to card a three-under 68.

Megan Khang, who finished in fifth at this event last year, is equal second with Henderson and fellow American Angel Yin.

World number one Ko Jin-young is not far off the pace after an opening round one-under, with second-ranked Inbee Park finishing even through 18 holes.

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