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|Mindy Kim Shoots 64 to Take 1st Round Lead at LPGA
|SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Mindy Kim shot a career-low 64 to take a two-stroke lead after the first round lead of the LPGA State Farm Classic Thursday.
Sarah Kemp and Jiyai Shin were tied for second at 6-under at the Panther Creek Country Club. Brittany Lincicome, last week's winner at the ShopRite Classic in Galloway Township, N.J., birdied the final hole to finish at 67 and in a tie for fourth with Yani Tseng and Juli Inkster.
Kim's round featured birdies on Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 before a bogey on the par-4 9th for a 32 on the front nine. She matched in on the back stretch with birdies on 11, 12, 14 and 17.
Kemp had three birdies and a bogey on the front nine and four on the back in her morning round. Shin birdied four of her last six holes.
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