Former champion Lexi Thompson fired six birdies in a five-under-par 67 to emerge from a marathon on Saturday with a two-shot lead in the LPGA ANA Inspiration. Thompson is excelling under unusual conditions at the ANA Inspiration, the L.P.G.A. Tour’s first major championship of the year, and that has put her in prime position to 

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Suzann Pettersen – a three-time runner-up – carded a three-under-par 69 to earn a one-stroke lead before darkness set in on Friday. Pettersen holds the early lead on day two at Rancho Mirage. Norwegian Suzann Pettersen took the lead at the ANA Inspiration as bad light cut short the second round. Pettersen finished her wind-delayed 

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Catriona Matthew finished tied for 35th at the Kia Classic. Catriona Matthew says “everyone’s upping their game” as the major season begins on Thursday. Matthew, who won the Women’s British Open in 2009, features at the ANA Inspiration at Mission Hills Country Club, Rancho Mirage, California. The Scot was impressed with the low scoring in 

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