PATTAYA, Thailand (AP) — Anna Nordqvist holed out from 60 yards for eagle on the par-4 15th hole Thursday and made a short birdie putt on No. 17 to take a one-stroke lead over Michelle Wie after the first round of the LPGA Thailand.
Nordqvist, the 26-year-old Swede who won both of her LPGA Tour titles in 2009, shot a 6-under 66 on Siam Country Club's Pattaya Old Course. She eagled No. 15 after making two straight bogeys.
Wie had six birdies and a bogey in her 67.
Americans Angela Stanford, Lexi Thompson and Jennifer Johnson shot 68. Stanford had a hole-in-one on the 135-yard eighth hole. She used an 8-iron.
Second-ranked Suzann Pettersen opened with a 69.
Top-ranked Inbee Park, the defending champion, had a 71 in her first start of the year.