Top-Seeded Lilia Vu Pulls Away in LPGA Match-Play Opener

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Top-seeded Lilia Vu cruised to a 4–and–3 victory over U.S. countrywoman Lauren Hartlage as group play began in the Bank of Hope LPGA Match-Play on Wednesday, May 25, in Las Vegas. Vu, who is ranked fourth in the world, was level with Hartlage through 11 holes before winning each of the next four holes at Shadow Creek Golf Course to seal the win in Group 1. Second-seeded Brooke M. Henderson of Canada, the world’s eighth-ranked player, posted a 3–and–2 win over South Korea’s Yaeeun Hong in Group 2. The 64-player field is divided into 16 groups that are competing in round-robin play through Friday. The winner of each group will advance to single-elimination play....

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