Madelene Sagstrom’s strong 2016 continued with an opening round 67 at the Symetra Tour’s Danielle Downey Classic. The 23-year old leads by a stroke at -5 at Brook-Lea Country Club in Gates.

Sagstrom is the leading money winner on the Symetra Tour. The top 10 on the money list earn their LPGA cards for 2017.

Allie White and Ally McDonald are right on Sagstrom’s heels with -4 scores on Thursday.

17 players are within three shots of the lead.

Webster native Tessa Teachman struggled in the first round, shooting a 9-over 81.