COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (Reuters) - Stacy Lewis birdied her final hole for a three-under-par 68 to grab a one-shot lead in the storm-delayed first round of the 66th Women's Open at The Broadmoor on Friday.
Lewis, who won the year's first major and her maiden LPGA Tour title at the Kraft Nabisco Championship in April, recorded four birdies and a bogey after the turn to break a five-way logjam at the top of the leaderboard.
Amateur Amy Anderson and Lizette Salas and Ryann O'Toole opened with matching 69s while twice U.S. Open champion Karrie Webb of Australia was among a group of six players knotted on 70.
Thursday afternoon thunderstorms had forced the postponement of the first round until Friday, wreaking havoc with the schedule and making a Monday finish possible if there are any further weather delays.
Lewis completed her opening 18 holes at about 1:45 p.m. and was scheduled to start the second round at 2:51 p.m. However, the entire second round was not expected to finish until Saturday morning.
"Just grab something to eat real quick, inhale some food and then you've just got to get back into what you're doing, get warmed up, and be ready to go," Lewis, 26, told reporters of her swift turnaround.