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Defending champion Tseng had six birdies and a bogey.

Americans Nicole Castrale and Danielle Kang were three strokes back at 68 and along with South Korea’s Hee Young Park and Thailand’s Pornanong Phatlum.

Suzann Pettersen, the winner Sunday in South Korea, had a 69.

Michelle Wie opened with a 71.

WEB.COM TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP

McKINNEY, Texas (AP) _ Tag Ridings, Justin Bolli, Cliff Kresge, Michael Putnam, Brad Fritsch and Justin Hicks shared the first-round lead in the Web.com Tour Championship, shooting 6-under 65 in windy conditions.

The top 60 on the money list qualified for the season-ending event at TPC Craig Ranch, and the final top 25 will earn 2013 PGA Tour cards. At 11th on the money list, Hicks is the only one of the six leaders to have wrapped up a tour card. Fritsch, from Canada, is 21st, Putnam 30th, Kresge 38th, Bolli 44th and Ridings 51st.

Luke Guthrie and Philip Pettitt Jr. were a stroke back. Guthrie, the former Illinois player who has two victories since turning pro after the NCAA tournament, is second on the money list, and Pettitt is 36th.

The winner will receive $180,000 from the $1 million purse.

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