Tseng fires 66 to set pace at major

LPGA CHAMPIONSHIP: World No 1 Yani Tseng tied the course record with a six-under-par 66 to set the early pace in the first round of the LPGA Championship at Locust Hill last night.

The 22-year-old Taiwanese offset two bogeys with eight birdies, seven of them inside six feet, as she took dead aim at pins on the rain-softened greens for a one-shot lead over US Women's Open champion Paula Creamer at the year's second major. South Korea's Lee Mee-na was third in the clubhouse after shooting four-under-par 68 while American Cristie Kerr, who won by a record 12 strokes at Locust Hill last year with a 19-under-par total, posted level-par 72.

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