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Yang leads Kraft Nabisco

March 29, 2012 at 9:46 PM   |   Comments

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., March 29 (UPI) -- Amy Yang, who has been on the LPGA Tour since 2007 without a victory, took a one-shot lead Thursday after the first round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship.

Yang shot a 6-under 66 at the Mission Hills Country Club in the first major event on the tour this season while Lindsey Wright posted a 67.

World No. 1 Yani Tseng, the winner of three of the five tournaments played on the tour thus far this year, was alone in third at 68.

Yang's best finish on the circuit has been a solo second at the 2010 LPGA Championship. She needed just 19 putts to complete her round Thursday, during which she made eight birdies.

Those tied for fourth at 69 included Nicole Castrale, Jodi Ewart, Katherine Hull, Hee Kyung Seo, Sun Young Yoo, Haeji Kang and Paula Creamer.

Other than Tseng, the only winners on the LPGA Tour this year have been Jessica Korda and Angela Stanford. Korda shot a 76 Thursday and Stanford was at even-par 72.

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