American Beth Bader shot a 4-under 68 on Wednesday at windy Ko Olina to take a one-stroke lead over top-ranked Yani Tseng and three other players in the LPGA LOTTE Championship.
Winless on the LPGA Tour, the 38-year-old Bader birdied Nos. 5, 6 and 7 to reach 5 under, but dropped a stroke on the par-4 ninth - her final hole - with her lone bogey of the round played in 30-mph gusts.
''It feels good,'' said the 401st-ranked Bader, making her first start of the year. ''Been awhile since I've been here. Been awhile since I actually teed it up in an event. But it's good.
''I practiced hard. I played some Grasshopper Tour events in Phoenix to get ready and keep going. So it was nice to be able to transition back into target golf, because I haven't done that for a while. So, I'm very pleased.''
Tseng, the Taiwanese star who has won three of the first six events this year, was second along with HSBC Women's Champions winner Angela Stanford, American compatriot Brittany Lang and South Kor...