Maude-Aimee Leblanc in contention at 2024 United States Women’s Open

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Maude-Aimee Leblanc of Sherbrooke, Quebec is contention after the first round of the 2024 United States Women’s Open in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The 35-year-old who is participating in her ninth major tournament in women’s golf, is currently at +1. However, Leblanc is in contention because of the difficulty of the golf course on Thursday. There were only four players in the entire field who were under par.

Leblanc is in 15th place, and three strokes back of the leader, Yuka Saso of Japan. Saso previously won the 2021 United States Women’s Open while representing her native country of the Philippines. The only other three players under par after round one are Andrea Lee of the United States, Wichanee Meechai of Thailand and Adela Cernousek of France.

Leblanc had three bogeys and two birdies in round one. She birdied the first and third holes, and bogeyed the eighth, 10th, and 16th holes.

A Purdue University product, Leblanc had a breakout season on the LPGA Tour in 2022 when she had three top 10 finishes. She was eighth at the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio Golf Club in Boca Raton, Florida, fourth at the JTBC Classic in Carlsbad, California and eighth again at the Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open.

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