PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Brittany Lincicome opened a three-stroke lead Friday in the wind-swept LPGA Championship, the tour’s fourth major championship of the season.

The long-hitting Lincicome followed her opening 67 with a 68 to reach 9 under. She won the 2009 Kraft Nabisco for her lone major title and has five LPGA Tour victories.

Lexi Thompson, tied for the first-round lead with Meena Lee, dropped into a tie for second with the defending champion, Inbee Park of South Korea. Thompson had a 72 and Park shot 66.

That gave the United States two players at the top as the Americans go for their fourth straight major title of the season. Thompson won the Kraft Nabisco to start the run.

PGA: Heath Slocum and Scott Langley each shot 5-under 65 for the second straight day to share the lead in the Wyndham Championship at Greensboro, North Carolina.

CHAMPIONS: John Cook birdied the final two holes for a 7-under 65 and a share of the first-round lead with Olin Browne in the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open at Endicott, New York.

EUROPEAN: Bradley Dredge of Wales topped the Made in Denmark leaderboard, with Simon Wakefield of England in second at Aalborg, Denmark.