Creamer, Lee lead after first day of Lotte Championship

KAPOLEI, Oahu (AP) — Mi Hyang Lee and Paula Creamer broke away after a rain delay to share a one-shot lead after Wednesday’s suspended opening round of the LPGA Lotte Championship.

Both had seven birdies and a bogey, shooting 6-under-par 66 at Ko Olina Golf Club.

Lizette Salas, Su-Yeon Jang, Beth Allen and Eun-Hee Ji all shot 67 in the morning, and Alena Sharp joined the third-place logjam in the afternoon wave.

Punahou School graduate Michelle Wie, the 2014 Lotte champion, shot 71 and was tied for 48th place.

Lee hit the first 15 greens in regulation and finished in the dark, getting her only bogey on the final hole. Creamer, who has won twice in Hawaii, would surpass $12 million in career earnings with a win Saturday.

Second-ranked So Yeon Ryu, who won the year’s first major two weeks ago, parred her last nine holes and shot 68. She can overtake top-ranked Lydia Ko with a win here.


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