Mika Miyazato, Michaels share Safeway lead

Mika Miyazato (file photo)
Mika Miyazato (file photo) ( Associated Press )

Saturday, August 18, 2012

NORTH PLAINS, Ore. – Mika Miyazato and Sydnee Michaels shot 7-under 65s on Friday in 100-degree heat to share the first-round lead in the LPGA Tour’s Safeway Classic.

Miyazato and Michaels each had eight birdies and a bogey on Pumpkin Ridge’s Ghost Creek Course.

Cristie Kerr, Inbee Park and Pornanong Phatlum were a stroke back. So Yeon Ryu, the Toledo Classic winner last week, was two shots behind at 67 along with Brittany Lincicome, Alison Walshe and Jee Young Lee.

Michelle Wie opened with a 69, top-ranked Yani Tseng had a 70 and defending champion Suzann Pettersen shot 71.

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