Stacy Lewis and Mika Miyazato both shot 6-under 65 share the lead after the opening round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic on Friday.
Paula Creamer and Mariajo Uribe are tied for third at 4 under at the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club. Maude-Aimee Leblanc is at 3 under, while seven players are another shot back, including Lexi Thompson and Christina Kim.
Yani Tseng shot an even-par 71 while defending champion Brittany Lincicome finished with a 72.
The morning half of the field had the better of the weather, as skies darkened and the winds picked up around midday.
Uribe was the only one of the leaders with an afternoon tee time.
Miyazato, who is seeking her first LPGA title, played in the first group and got off to a fast start. She birdied Nos. 3 and 5, then took advantage of the wind to reach the par-5 ninth in two. She drained a 20-foot eagle putt with a left-to-right break to make the turn in 3 under.
''The second shot I think was 220,'' Miyazato said. ''I hit a 7-wood. I ...