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SHIMA, Japan (AP) _ South Korea’s Jiyai Shin and Japan’s Ayako Uehara shot 4-under 68 to share the first-round lead in the LPGA Tour’s Mizuno Classic.
Shin won the event at Kintetsu Kashikojima 2008 and in 2010. She won the Kingsmill Championship and Women’s British Open in consecutive starts in September.
Defending champion Momoko Ueda of Japan was a stroke back along with American Angela Stanford, Japan’s Maiko Wakabayashi, China’s Shanshan Feng, South Korea’s Na Yeon Choi and Spain’s Beatriz Recari. Top-ranked Yani Tseng shot a 71.
BANGKOK (AP) _ Chinese teen Guan Tianlang opened a five-shot lead in the Asia-Pacific Amateur, making nine birdies on his way to an 8-under 64.
Guan, who turned 14 last week, is halfway home to becoming the youngest player ever at Augusta National. The winner of the Asia-Pacific Amateur gets an invitation to the Masters and to the final stage of British Open qualifying.
He was at 14-under 130 at Amata Spring Country Club. Thailand’s Prin Sirisommai and Australia’s Oliver Goss were second. They each shot 65.
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