Wie a shot off lead at NW Arkansas Championship

Emily Tubert hits on the seventh fairway during the first round of the NW Arkansas Championship golf tournament Friday, June 27, 2014, in Rogers, Ark. (AP Photo/Beth Hall)
Beth Hall

ROGERS, Ark. (AP) Michelle Wie shot a bogey-free 5-under 66 on Friday in her first round since winning the U.S. Women's Open last weekend at Pinehurst, leaving her a stroke behind leader Alena Sharp in the NW Arkansas Championship.

Wie played the back nine in 4-under 31 at Pinnacle Country Club.

Sharp, the Canadian ranked 234th in the world, had only 27 putts in her opening 65.

Mexico's Alejandra Llaneza matched Wie with a bogey-free 66.

Top-ranked Stacy Lewis, who played at the nearby University of Arkansas, was 2 over after four holes before recovering to finish with a 70.

Ten players, including major champions So Yeon Ryu and Shanshan Feng, shot 67.

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