Hamilton’s Alena Sharp saved her only bogey for the final hole of the day, but her first round, two-under 70 has her within three shots of the lead at the first major of the LPGA Tour season in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
Sharp opened the ANA Inspiration on the back nine where she went three under, before parring the next seven holes. She bogeyed the par five ninth, her last of the day, to send her into Friday’s second round at Mission Hills in a tie for 14th.
Brooke Henderson didn’t get the fast jump she had hoped for, finishing the day with three bogeys and two birdies to finish with a 73.
Henderson goes into the second round in a tie for 60th.
The leaderboard is here.