Brittany Lang drives on the 16th hole during the final round of the Meijer LPGA Classic golf tournament at Blythefield Country Club, Sunday, July 26, 2015 in Belmont, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Carlos Osorio
August 27, 2015

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) Brittany Lang birdied five of the first seven holes in windy conditions and shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic.

Added to the U.S. Solheim Cup team Monday as one of Juli Inkster's two captain's picks, Lang had a two-stroke lead over Tiffany Joh, Sydnee Michaels and Ryann O'Toole.

Lang birdied Nos. 1, 3-5 and 7 in her morning round on the Senator Course at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail's Capitol Hill complex. She birdied Nos. 11-12, dropped strokes on Nos. 13-14 and rebounded with birdies on Nos. 16-17.

Julieta Granada, Hyo Joo Kim, Ariya Jutanugarn, Therese Koelbaek and Simin Feng were three strokes back at 68.

Stacy Lewis, the 2012 winner, had a 70. Second last year in Prattville, she's coming off a playoff loss to Lydia Ko last week in the Canadian Pacific Women's Open.

Lexi Thompson, the 2011 winner at age 16, opened with a 69.

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