Pettersen shoots record 63 at KEB-HanaBank

Oct. 19, 2012 at 4:54 PM
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INCHEON, South Korea, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Suzann Pettersen's course-record 9-under 63 Friday, her low round of the year, gave her a 1-stroke lead after one round at the LPGA KEB-HanaBank Championship.

Pettersen, who won the tournament in 2007, finished the day one stroke ahead of Karin Sjodin and three strokes better than Ai Miyazato, Hyun-Hee Moon, Ha Neul Kim, So Yeon Ryu and Azahara Munoz.

Defending champion and world No. 1 Yani Tseng shot a 67 to finish the day in eighth place.

Pettersen -- playing the back nine first at Ocean Course at Sky 72 Golf Club -- birdied her first two holes, parred No. 12, birdied the next three straight and then birdied No. 17.

She played the front nine in 3-under to top the existing course record, 65, set last year by Tseng, Soo-Jin Yang and Yeon-Ju Jung.

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