Lexi Thompson takes a 3-shot lead at the CME Group Tour Championship

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Lexi Thompson tied the low round of the day with a five-under-par 67 & # 39; to build a lead of three shots midway through the race LPGA's season-ending CME Group Tour championship in Naples, Florida

Thompson, 23, strung seven consecutive pars together to begin its round, and then caressed her first birdie at the par-3 eighth hole. She added another one on the par-3 12th and then closed her round with three consecutive birdies to reach 12 for the tournament.

She plays with her younger brother, Curtis, on her bag this week. She recently divorced with her caddy, Kevin McAlpine. This is Thompson's last chance to expand its range of winning at least one tournament each year since 2014.

Brittany Lincicome was two shots ahead of the field, at 13 below, when they bogey the second hole. While Thompson was shaping her run, Lincicome left each of her last two holes to score a one-under 71 and fall into a draw with the first-round leader, Amy Olson, who shot a 72 at nine. hours lower to sit

That was the scene for a dramatic weekend. Neither Thompson nor Lincicome is on the hunt for the $ 1 million CME Race to the Globe bonus. Thompson won last year despite missing a 2-foot par-putt on the 72nd hole and losing the 2017 version of this event due to a stroke.

Ariya Jutanugarn, the world number 1, was the same for 20th at three o'clock after they had shot a 71 on Friday. Last year, she dropped a 25-meter-long birdie putt on the last hole to win the tournament, and stays on top of the projected CME Globe rankings.

Brooke Henderson (before 25th at this event at two o'clock) is currently being projected to finish second, followed by Minjee Lee (equal with 43rd, one passed), Nasa Hataoka (equal for 13th, four below) and Sung Hyun Park (equal for 37th, even).

Thompson is currently projected to go to number 6 with a victory.

Americans dominated the first page of the leaderboard at the Tiburon Golf Club, with Nelly Korda and Marina Alex equal to Thompson's score on Friday to tie in for fourth place at eight o'clock.

"It was a great day, I'm happy to be back in place," said Alex, who had a turn of 18 to miss a 66. "When the conditions warm up again and the wind drops, the scores for the weekend will be quite low, so you I just have to play golf aggressively. "

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