Top-ranked Lydia Ko tied for lead in Founders Cup

PHOENIX (AP) Top-ranked Lydia Ko shot a 6-under 66 on Thursday for a share of the lead in the suspended first round of the JTBC Founders Cup.

The 17-year-old Ko rebounded from a three-putt bogey on the seventh hole with a 12-foot birdie putt on the eighth to join Tiffany Joh, Sophia Popov and Kim Kaufman atop the leaderboard at Desert Ridge.

The start was delayed four hours because of rain and wet conditions. Only half of the 132 players finished before play was suspended because of darkness.

Ko has broken par in her last 21 tour rounds, a streak that started last year in her victory in the season-ending event. The New Zealander has six LPGA Tour victories and 10 worldwide titles in professional events, winning the Women's Australian Open and the Ladies European Tour's New Zealand Women's Open in consecutive weeks this year.

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