November 07, 2014

SHIMA, Japan (AP) Morgan Pressel of the United States shot a 67 Friday to lead the Mizuno Classic at 5 under after the first round.

Pressel had five birdies at the Kintetsu Kashikojima Country Club to lead Britain's Laura Davies and Chella Choi of South Korea by one stroke.

Kotono Kozuma of Japan was a stroke further back at 3 under in a four-way tie with South Koreans Ilhee Lee and Mi Hyang Lee and Pornanong Phatlam of Thailand.

Stacey Lewis of the United States, who won here in 2012, shot a 70 and was in a group of eight players that included with Karie Webb of Australia and Sakura Yokomine of Japan

Defending champion Teresa Lu of Taiwan struggled with her game and opened with a 73.

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