Yang tied for lead in Korea, Wie 2 strokes back

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Associated Press

Posted on October 18, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Updated Friday, Oct 18 at 7:00 AM

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Amy Yang of South Korea shot a 5-under 67 Friday to finish in a four-way tie at the top of the leaderboard after the first round of the KEB HanaBank Championship.

Yang had six birdies — five straight from the par-4 No. 4 — against a lone bogey to finish tied with Katherine Hull-Kirk of Australia, compatriot Ju Young Pak and Anna Nordqvist of Sweden. Caroline Hedwall of Sweden was another stroke back.

Michelle Wie eagled the par-5 18th to finish two strokes back at 3-under 69, tied with six others, including defending champion Suzann Pettersen of Norway and Brittany Lang.

Top-ranked Inbee Park had back-to-back bogeys on Nos. 12 and 13 and was tied for 13th at 2-under 70.

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