Talley Shoots 2-Under 70 in Tour Championship First Round

Emma Talley carded a 2-under-par 70 in first-round action Thursday at the CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Florida.

The Caldwell County High School grad turned in a clean card with 16 pars and two birdies to put herself in a tie for 37th place after 18 holes in the 72-hole, no-cut event at Tiburón Golf Club.

Starting on No. 10 in the opening round, Talley birdied No. 17 to shoot a 1-under 35 on the back nine.

A birdie on No. 8 on the front gave her a 1-under 35 on that side as well.

Talley hit 12 of 14 fairways and 16 of 18 greens in regulation on Thursday. She needed 32 putts.

Jeongeun Lee6 fired an 8-under 64 to take a one-stroke lead into Friday’s second round. Four plays shot 7-under.

Talley will tee off at 9:25 a.m. Eastern time on Friday.

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