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Kerr holed out for eagle on the par-4 first - her 10th hole of the round - and had three birdies and a bogey.

“Couldn’t see it go in, unfortunately, but it was a great 7-iron, perfect club,” Kerr said. “I just said, ‘Get close,’ and it went in.”

She won the Kingsmill Championship last year for her 16th LPGA Tour title.

Former Southern California player Lizette Salas was 7 under after a 68.

“I have my fans out here this week,” Salas said. “I’ve been just so blessed to have the support from my family and my community. I’m just out here having fun.”

Karrie Webb, coming off a victory Sunday in Phoenix in the JTBC Founders Cup, rebounded from an opening 75 with a 68 to move into a tie for 26th at 1 under. The 39-year-old Hall of Famer also won the Women’s Australian Open last month.

Kia endorser Michelle Wie also was 1 under after a 71.

DIVOTS: Beatriz Recari, a playoff winner last year, missed the cut by a stroke with rounds of 71 and 76. … Yani Tseng was tied for 22nd at 2 under after her second straight 71. She won the 2012 tournament for the last of her 15 tour titles and has dropped from first to 46th in the world in a year. … Sixteen-year-old Lydia Ko also was 2 under after a 68.