Well that’s one way to take the lead at a golf tournament.
Brittany Altomare started her opening round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic on the back nine at the Bay Course at Seaview Golf Club on the shore in Galloway, New Jersey, making birdie on the par-4 10th. She followed suit on Nos. 12 and 15 before raising the stakes on the par-3 17th.
The 29-year-old made an ace on the 119-yard par-3, taking the outright lead at 5 under early on Thursday. Another birdie on No. 18 put Altomare at 6 under at the turn.
Still searching for her first LPGA win, Altomare is no stranger to the top of the leaderboard. Her first professional win came in 2016 at the Symetra Tour’s Guardian Retirement Championship. A year later she came up just short at the 2017 Evian Championship, losing in a playoff to Anna Nordqvist. Two weeks prior Altomare finished T-3 at the Cambia Portland Classic.
In eight events this season, the Virginia grad has missed just one cut while logging three top-20 finishes.
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