'Nervous' Lexi Thompson holds her own on PGA Tour debut

LPGA Tour star Lexi Thompson made her historic PGA Tour debut at the Shriners CHildren's Open at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas. 

'Nervous' Lexi Thompson holds her own on PGA Tour debut
'Nervous' Lexi Thompson holds her own on PGA Tour debut

Lexi Thompson says her nerves were similar to teeing it up at the Solheim Cup as she made her historic PGA Tour debut. 

Thompson was 1-over par after 16 holes when the first round of the Shriners Children's Open was suspended. 

She opened with a par, made birdie at TPC Summerlin's No.2 before coming a little bit unstuck. 

The 28-year-old made a double bogey at No. 7, failed to get up and down at the par-3 eighth when she struck a mid-iron well short of the green. 

Thompson made birdies at No. 9 and 13 to get back to 1-over when play was suspended for the day. 

She did hit her tee shot at the par-3 17th but has a 20ft par putt after finding the greenside trap. 

"Everybody has been so welcoming and [it has been] just a huge honour just to be able to tee it up here," she said.  

"There's more to it than just golf. Shriners does amazing things for these kids, so I'm happy to be out here and supporting them in any way I can.

"Yeah, I played decent. I had one bad hole and a few iffy shots. But it's golf; it was kind of expected." 

She added: "I had a little bit of nerves, but not too much. Kind of similar to Solheim, similar nerves, but that's kind of what you play for."

By day's end Beau Hossler's 9-under 62 gave him a one-shot lead over J.T. Poston and Cameron Champ. 

Defending champion Tom Kim was six strokes back. 

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