Southampton, NY (Sports Network) - Ha-Neul Kim carded a 6-under 66 on Thursday to grab a 1-stroke lead at the end of the first round of the U.S. Women's Open.
Kim, who is competing in just her third LPGA event this season and is appearing in her first U.S. Women's Open, is a seven-time winner in the KLPGA Tour.
Inbee Park sits alone in second place following her 5-under 67 at Sebonack Golf Club. Park is seeking to become just the second player ever to win the first three majors in a season after having already captured titles at the Kraft Nabisco Championship and Wegmans LPGA Championship.
I.K. Kim and Caroline Hedwall each bogeyed their final hole to join Anna Nordqvist and Lizette Salas in third place at 4-under.
Paz Echeverria and Maude-Aimee LeBlanc shared seventh at 3-under 69.
Brittany Lincicome of Seminole shot a par-72.
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