Talley Struggles on Second Nine in Return to LPGA Tour

Emma Talley got off to a solid start at the LPGA Drive On Championship in Toledo, Ohio, on Friday.

Starting her round on No. 10, Talley parred her first five holes.

But bogeys on two of the next three holes left her at 2-over 38 after nine.

A double-bogey on No. 1 was followed by a birdie on the par-5 2nd hole.

But Talley bogeyed five of the next six holes and finished at 6-over 42 on the front nine at Inverness Club.

That left her at 8-over-par 80 after 18 holes and needing a big turnaround on Saturday to make the cut for Sunday’s final round.

With the projected cut line at 3-over, Talley will need to go low when she tees off at 7:17 a.m. Saturday off the No. 1 hole.

Danielle Kang holds the first-round lead after a bogey-free round of 6-under 66 on Friday.

Jodi Ewart Shadoff of England also played a bogey-free round and finished at 67. Celine Boutier of France and Lee-Anne Pace of South Africa also were at 5-under until both made bogey on the closing hole. They settled for a 68.