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Golf: Lee edges out Pressel for LPGA Founders Cup lead but both miss 59

Published on Mar 21, 2014 4:02 PM
 
Mirim Lee of South Korea hits a tee shot on the fourth hole during the first round of the JTBC LPGA Founders Cup at Wildfire Golf Club on March 20, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. -- PHOTO: AFP

PHOENIX (AFP) - South Korean rookie golfer Mirim Lee fired an eight-under-par 64 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead over American Morgan Pressel after the first round of the LPGA Founders Cup.

But both chased Annika Sorenstam's LPGA record-low round of 59 before coming up quite a bit short of that magical mark at Wildfire Golf Club.

Lee began on the back nine and fired six birdies, then added another at the first to stand seven-under. But she took her lone bogey at the par-five second before responding with birdies at the third and seventh holes to grab the lead.

"Everything was good," Lee said. "Good day."

 
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