WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Sarah Lee tied the course record yesterday with an 8-under-par 63 to take a 1-stroke lead over Mi Hyun Kim in the LPGA Tour's Michelob Ultra Open.
Lee, seeking her first victory in her 124th tour start, had nine birdies - including five in a row on the front nine on the River Course at Kingsmill.
Kim, who beat Hall of Famer Juli Inkster in a playoff Sunday in the SemGroup Championship in Oklahoma, had a bogey-free 64 in wind-free conditions.
Laura Davies and Birdie Kim opened with 65s, Brittany Lincicome, Suzann Pettersen and Siew-Ai Lim had 66s, and Morgan Pressel, Natalie Gulbis, Grace Park, Stacy Prammanasudh, Carin Koch and Amy Hung shot 67s. Defending champion Karrie Webb had a 68, and top-ranked Lorena Ochoa opened with a 70.
MARBELLA, Spain - Australia's Matthew Zions shot a 6-under 65 to take a 1-stroke lead after the first round of the Valle Romano Open of Andalucia.
The 28-year-old Zions, based in Denver, had eight birdies and a bogey on the Aloha Golf Club course. Spain's Alejandro Canizares opened with a 66.
Spain's Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, coming off a playoff victory Sunday in the rain-shortened Italian Open, was another stroke back at 67.