Davies bests Sorenstam in first round

May 12, 2005 at 8:27 PM

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga., May 12 (UPI) -- Veteran Laura Davies surpassed the efforts of a revived Annika Sorenstam Thursday to take the first-round lead at the Chick-fil-A Championship.

Davies, 41, shot a 6-under 66 at the Eagle's Landing Country Club.

Sorenstam stumbled in her bid for a record sixth consecutive LPGA Tour victory last week, but she shot a 67 Thursday to share second place with Karrie Webb and Giulia Sergas.

Davies won this tournament 10 years ago.

"It's a course I like and it's a tournament that I would never miss," Davies said. "It's one of my favorite tournaments of the year."

Last week's winner Cristie Kerr was among the large group at 4-under 68, as was defending champion Jenny Rosales.

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