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Marathon Classic

Marathon Classic Day 1

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Laura Diaz, left, and her caddie studies her path to cup on Hole 9 during the Marathon Classic.

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Laura Diaz tees off on #1 during the first round of Marathon Classic.

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Laura Diaz putts on #2 hole during the first round of Marathon Classic.

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Laura Diaz tees off on #2 during the first round of Marathon Classic.

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Laura Diaz reacts to her putt on #2 hole during the first round of Marathon Classic.

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Fans applaud Laura Diaz as she finishes at Hole 9.

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Emma Jandel misses a birdie on Hole 10 to stay in the lead at 4 under.

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Maude-Aimee Leblanc walks past Kelly Tan as Tan reacts to missing a birdie on Hole 8.

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Maude-Aimee Leblanc walks past Kelly Tan as Tan reacts to missing a birdie on Hole 8.

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Jackie Gallagher-Smith hits out of a sand trap during the Marathon Classic.

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Emma Jandel, of Dayton, who took an early lead, reacts to a missed birdie on Hole 9.

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Becky Morgan watches her missed putt on Hole 9.

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Laura Diaz reacts to applause as she goes to 6 under on Hole 17.

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Laura Diaz tries to coax her ball into the cup on Hole 9.

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Laura Diaz tries to coax her ball into the cup on Hole 9.

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Laura Diaz passes by her 8 under score after going 9 under on Hole 8.

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Laura Diaz goes 9 under on Hole 8 during the Marathon Classic.

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Fans follow Laura Diaz onto the Hole 8 green during the Marathon Classic.

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Leader Laura Diaz takes a good look at the hole.

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Kelly Tan misses a birdie on Hole 9 to stay at 3 under.

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Marissa Steen talks about her round during the Marathon Classic.

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Mo Martin hits the ball on the #18 fairway.

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Chella Choi practices her shot on #18 under a bright blue sky.

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Katie Burnett signs an autograph for Sierra Bengi , 12, of Plainfield, Indiana, during the first round of Marathon Classic.

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Cristie Kerr hits out of the rough as her caddy watches the ball fly by on #18.

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Austin Ernst ends the day at 5 under to tie for 2nd place.

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So Yeon Ryu lines up her shot on the #18 hole.

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Mo Martin lines up her shot on the #18 hole.

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From left: Fans Tommy Hurley, Brad Smith and Ryan Hacker watch the tee shots from Austin Ernst's group.

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Austin Ernst, left, high-fives Jacqui Concolino after Ernst birdied the18th Hole.

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Ai Miyazato, at 4 under, hits on hole 3.

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Austin Ernst reacts to birdying the 18th Hole.

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Sue Kim measures up her putt on Hole 18.

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Jacqui Concolino hits out of the Hole 5 sand trap.

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Austin Ernst retrieves her ball from the 18th Hole cup after birdying.

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Mo Martin birdies the #18 hole during the Marathon Classic.

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Austin Ernst signs an autograph for her standard bearer Alex Prymas, 10, of Sylvania, after completing her first round.

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