Mel Reid rides perfect day to two-shot Cambia Portland Classic lead

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Reid, an Englishwoman and three-time Solheim Cupper, is at 12 under after opening with 67. Interestingly, she has the defending champion on her heels. Hannah Green dropped three shots to Reid on Saturday, falling into second place on the leaderboard. She trails by two shots with her 10-under total.

“I got off to such a great start, so always hard to back up a low round,” Green said. “Really happy with my last putt. Holed a long bomb there, so gives me another positive momentum for tomorrow.”

Green obviously has good memories at Columbia Edgewater, and has worked to keep it positive this week.

“ I can remember when I made great putts and made birdies,” she said of this familiar territory.

The leaderboard is crowded with notably talent. Amy Yang and Amy Olson are tied for third at 9 under.

The four-woman tie for fifth another shot back includes Gaby Lopez, already a winner this season at Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions, and 2019 Women’s British Open winner Georgia Hall.

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