Five Things from the LPGA Tour qualifying tournament on Thursday:
1. Kim in contention
The most well-known player this week at LPGA Q-School is Christina Kim, a two-time winner on tour and a Solheim Cup star. The Q-School rookie shot 5-under-par 67 Thursday on the Legends Course to take a firm grip on getting back her tour card. She sits in third place, five strokes behind 18-year-old Moriya Jutanugarn of Thailand.
Kim's back nine, the Legends' front nine, consisted of birdies on four of her first six holes, the longest from 15 feet on No. 6.
Kim's season ended after the LPGA event in Prattville last September. She didn't touch a club for 2-1/2 weeks, letting her body heal and refreshing her mind. Although Kim put in plenty of practice leading up to this week, it wasn't until Tuesday (as in two days ago) that she was satisfied with her ball-striking.
"I was a little worried," Kim said. "I'm not gonna lie."
This week, Kim said, plenty of well-meaning volunteers have said, "Did...