Matthew leads Hull by one at Airbus LPGA Classic

Catriona Matthew posted a 5-under 67 to maintain a one-shot lead at the Airbus LPGA Classic.

MOBILE, Ala. — Catriona Matthew remained atop the Airbus LPGA Classic leaderboard Friday, birdieing four of the last seven holes to take a one-stroke advantage over Charley Hull into the weekend.

The 44-year-old Matthew shot 5-under 67 to reach 13-under 131 on the Crossings Course. The 18-year-old Hull also shot 67.

Matthew recorded six birdies and a bogey – the misstep coming on the par-4 ninth – in her afternoon round. The Scot won the last of her four LPGA Tour titles in 2011.

Hull also dropped a stroke on No. 9, the final hole of her morning round. The English player birdied Nos. 6-8 and had five birdies in a seven-hole stretch before closing with her lone bogey of the week.

Anna Nordqvist, Jessica Korda and Hee Young Park were 10 under. Nordqvist, the winner this year in Thailand and Carlsbad, fired a 66. Korda, the Bahamas champion, shot 67, and Park had a 66.

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