Ally McDonald set the early pace at the opening major tournament of the LPGA Tour season.
American Ally McDonald earned a one-stroke lead after the opening round at the ANA Inspiration.
McDonald carded a four-under-par 68 on day one of the first major tournament of the LPGA Tour season.
The 26-year-old set the early pace in Rancho Mirage, California on Thursday – holing seven birdies to outweigh her three bogeys.
McDonald ended the round ahead of 2014 champion Lexi Thompson, world number five Ko Jin-young, Kim Hyo-joo and Linnea Strom at Mission Hills Country Club.
— LPGA (@LPGA) April 5, 2019
Meanwhile, defending champion Pernilla Lindberg posted a 73 to be one over heading into the second round.