Amanda Blumenherst holds early lead
INDUSTRY, Calif. -- Amanda Blumenherst birdied the final four holes for a 7-under 66 and a one-stroke lead over Germany's Sanda Gal on Thursday in the Kia Classic.
Blumenherst, the former Duke star seeking her first LPGA Tour victory, had nine birdies and two bogeys in her opening round on the Industry Hills Golf Club course at Pacific Palms.
The American took advantage of tranquil morning conditions on the rain-softened course.
"The fairways are extremely soft right now. ...
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