Charleston, SC (Sports Network) - Allisen Corpuz carded a 2-under 69 on Monday
to grab the lead after the first round of stroke play at the U.S. Women's
Corpuz, a 15-year-old from Honolulu, leads by two at the Country Club of
Four-time U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur champ Meghan Stasi posted an even-par 71
and is tied for second place with Yumi Matsubara, Emma Talley, Kendall Prince,
Brooke MacKenzie Henderson, Carolin Pinegger and 2010 U.S. Women's Public
Links winner Emily Tubert.
Alison Lee, the 2012 U.S. Girls Junior runner-up, headlines a group of 11
players tied at plus-1. Gabriella Then, who won the U.S. Girls Junior two
weeks ago, posted a 2-over 73, and is tied for 20th.
Corpuz opened with a birdie at the first. She parred the next eight holes
before stumbling to a bogey on the 10th. Corpuz birdied the 14th and 16th to
move to minus-2. She parred the last two to end there.
"I still have to play a solid round tomorrow, but it's a lot better than
shooting a couple over and having to worry about putting in another good
round," Corpuz admitted.
Last year's champion, Lydia Ko, and runner-up, Jaye Marie Green, both are not
competing this week.
The second round of stroke play is slated for Tuesday. The match-play portion
of the championship runs from Wednesday through Sunday's 36-hole final.
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