Posted February 08, 2012 on AP on Fox
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American Stacy Lewis and Australia's Sarah Kemp shared the Women's Australian Open lead at 4-under 69 on Thursday, leaving top-ranked Yani Tseng a stroke back in her bid to win the event for the third straight year. Lewis, the Kraft Nabisco winner last year, had six birdies and two bogeys in the LPGA Tour opener at historic Royal Melbourne, the 2011 Presidents Cup venue that is hosting a women's professional event for the first time. ''I'm much more confident, just with the year I've had,'' Lewis said. ''I had such a consistent year. I was in contention quite a bit and you just get comfortable there. You don't worry when you're a couple under and you see your name on the leaderboard and it's not that big of a deal.'' Kemp had a bogey-free round. Tseng won the tournament, sanctioned this year by the LPGA Tour for the first time, the last two seasons at Commonwealth Golf Club. The Taiwanese star went on to win 12 worldwide titles last year, including major victories in the LPGA Ch...
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