Mariajo Uribe sets new course record at Wascana Country Club with 64

Mariajo Uribe tees off on the first hole during the final round of a LPGA golf tournament on Sunday, March 18, 2018, in Phoenix. Rick Scuteri / AP Photo

Colombia’s Mariajo Uribe fired a course-record 8-under-par 64 on Thursday for the clubhouse lead at the CP Women’s Open.

Uribe had birdies on five of her first seven holes on a hot, sunny morning at the Wascana Country Club. She added three more birdies after the turn to trim one stroke off the previous record.

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American Mina Harigae was three shots off the pace after opening with a 67. Sweden’s Camilla Lennarth and American Cindy LaCrosse were another stroke behind at 68.

Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont., had a late tee time. She’s one of 16 Canadians in the field.

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Uribe, the world No. 173, has two top-10 finishes this season. She has missed the cut at six of her last nine appearances on the LPGA Tour.

Play will continue through Sunday at the US$2.25 million tournament.

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