Joanna Klatten takes her tee shot on the ninth hole during the first round of the Kingsmill Championship Thursday, May 14, 2015 in Williamsburg, Va. Klatten finished with a 6 under par on the day. (Rob Ostermaier/The Daily Press via AP)
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May 14, 2015

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) France's Joanna Klatten had five birdies in a six-hole stretch and finished with a 6-under 65 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the LPGA Tour's Kingsmill Championship.

Klatten birdied Nos. 3-6 and 8 and closed with a par on No. 9 on Kingsmill Resort's River Course. The 30-year-old former Georgia State player is winless in 27 career events on the LPGA Tour.

Morgan Pressel, Alison Lee and Pat Hurst were a stroke back, and So Yeon Ryu, Paula Creamer, Jacqui Concolino and Perrine Delacour followed at 67.

Michelle Wie withdrew because of a left hip injury after a 78. She had a double bogey, six bogeys and one birdie.

Third-ranked Stacy Lewis opened with a 69, and top-ranked Lydia Ko and Canadian teen Brooke Henderson shot 71.

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