CLIFTON, N.J. - Two days after announcing that this would be her final season on the LPGA Tour, Annika Sorenstam shot a 5-under-par 67 yesterday for a share of the first-round lead in the Sybase Classic.

Song-Hee Kim, a second-year player from South Korea who has two top-10 finishes this year, also was at 67 along with Australia's Rachel Hetherington, who has missed three of eight cuts and finished no better than in a tie for 24th this year.

Sorenstam, the 37-year-old Hall of Famer, came into the $2 million tournament off a dominating 7-stroke victory in the Michelob Ultra Open last weekend. She had five birdies yesterday at the Upper Montclair Country Club, in the shadow of New York City.

PGA Tour

DULUTH, Ga. - Kenny Perry sloshed through the waterlogged fairways on a miserable day at the TPC Sugarloaf. He also hit plenty of good shots.

Perry endured a steady and occasionally driving rain to claim a share of the first-round lead with a 6-under 66 at the AT&T Classic.

European Tour

ADARE, Ireland - Richard Green birdied three of the last five holes for a 6-under 66 and a share of the lead with Jeev Milka Singh after the first round of the Irish Open at Adare Manor.