Lewis 1 behind in first event as a mom

(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) No one was entirely sure what to expect from the first LPGA Tour event of the year - least of all Stacy Lewis.

Nearly three months after Lewis became a mother, and six months after she last played on tour, she opened with seven birdies on Thursday for a 5-under 66 that left her one shot behind Brooke Henderson and Eun-Hee Ji at the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions.

"Pleasantly surprised," Lewis said. "Had pretty low expectations going into the day. Just really made a lot of putts. I had some weird shots, which I knew was going to happen having not played in a while. I don't know where it came from, but I'm going to take it."

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