Golf

Elaine Crosby leads inaugural US Senior Women's Open

Posted On: Jul 13, 2018   |   Posted By: Sportsnet

WHEATON, Ill. - Considering the historical importance for women's golf, Elaine Crosby realized this round carried a good deal of significance.
Crosby shot a 3-under-par 70 Thursday at Chicago Golf Club for the lead after one round of the inaugural U.S. Senior Women's Open.
"It's history for women's golf," said Crosby, a two-time winner on the LPGA Tour. "We've worked really hard."
A winner of two tournaments in 17 LPGA seasons, the 60-year-old Crosby owns a one-shot advantage over England's Trish Johnson, Laura Davies and Sweden's Liselotte Neumann heading into Friday's second round.
Unlike the men, women professional golfers haven't enjoyed an expansive senior tour with only a handful of events held on The Legends Tour.
So the chance to play a major USGA event for the first time has been important to the sport's future.
"I mean, just being here, it's just an amazing feeling," Neumann said
Crosby had to qualify to play in the first senior open and on Thursday made the most of it.
She started on the back nine...

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