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PRATTVILLE, AL - OCTOBER 2: Karine Icher of France watches her drive from the 11th tee during second round play in the Navistar LPGA Classic at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capitol Hill on October 2, 2009 in Prattville, Alabama. (Photo by Dave Martin/Getty Images)
Thailand's Pornanong Phatlum and France's Karine Icher each 7-under 66 on Saturday to share the first-round lead in the LPGA Tour's 36-hole Brazil Cup exhibition event. American Katie Futcher was a shot behind at Itanhanga Golf Club, and Norway's Suzann Pettersen matched Brittany Lang and Candie Kung at 68. Paula Creamer and Christina Kim shot 69. Phatlum and Icher each had eight birdies and a bogey. ''My approach shots and putting were very good today,'' Phatlum said. ''I think I just have to play and focus on my game,'' Pornanong said. ''I just need to have fun tomorrow.'' Icher was third last week in the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic. ''My putting was good,'' Icher said. ''At the beginning, the greens were hard to read and slow, too. I had many opportunities at the beginning and I just made one birdie on No. 2 and then par, par, par, par. I was close to the hole, but then I made birdies on eight and nine. It was a good round, a good sensation. I love that course. It's just flat an...
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