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Golf Canadian Jaclyn Lee opens with a 68, sits atop leaderboard at LPGA qualifier

Canadian Jaclyn Lee sits atop the leaderboard after the first round of the Q-Series LPGA qualifying tournament.

The 21-year-old Calgary native shot a bogey-free 4-under 68 on Wednesday at Pinehurst Course No. 6 to put herself well on her way to gaining an LPGA card for the 2019 season.

“I just played some solid golf today, gave myself opportunities for birdies and I made a couple, so that was nice to have,” said Lee.

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Lee has had a strong year, reaching the semifinals of the British Amateur and the quarterfinals of the U.S. Amateur. She also made the cut at the Meijer LPGA Championship.

A minimum of the top-45 players and ties will receive LPGA membership for 2019.

Two other Canadians are attempting to earn LPGA status through the Q-Series.

Quebec City’s Anne-Catherine Tanguay is 23rd after a 1-over 73. Meanwhile, Maude-Aimee Leblanc of Sherbrooke, Que., opened with a 6-over 78 to sit 84th.

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