WILLIAMSBURG — It's a strange way for Ariya Jutanugarn, the first-round leader of the Kingsmill Championship, to up her playing schedule this year.
On the Ladies European Tour, the 17 year old has her playing card after winning that tour's qualifying school last December. She can enter any tournament she wants.
On the LPGA Tour, though, Jutanugarn has to survive on sponsor exemptions and Monday qualifying rounds. She was too young, the LPGA said in denying her petition to take part in the Q School last year, to earn her card.
On Thursday, playing under a sponsor's exemption as the rain and gloom finally cleared out of Kingsmill, Jutanugarn shot a 7-under 64 to take...