May 22, 2014

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) Catriona Matthew took the first-round lead Thursday in the Airbus LPGA Classic, holing a bunker shot for an eagle and finishing with an 8-under 64.

The 44-year-old Scot rebounded from a bogey on the par-4 12th - her third hole in the morning round - with the eagle on the par-5 13th and birdied seven of her final 11 holes.

Charley Hull had a bogey-free 65 in the afternoon. The 18-year-old English player birdied the final two holes on the Crossings Course at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail's Magnolia Grove complex.

Second-ranked Stacy Lewis, No. 4 Suzann Pettersen and South Korea's Eun-Hee Ji shot 66. Lewis, the 2012 winner, finished her first nine with birdies on Nos. 15-18.

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