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Lewis at 9-under for LPGA Thailand lead

Feb. 21, 2013 at 7:24 AM   |   Comments

CHONBURI, Thailand, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Stacy Lewis shot a 9-under-par 63 Thursday in taking a three-stroke lead after the first round of the Honda LPGA Thailand tournament.

Lewis, No. 3 in the women's world golf rankings, had an eagle, eight birdies and a bogey in her opening round. Karine Icher, who had a bogey-free 66, is in second place.

Catriona Matthew, Inbee Park, Gerina Piller and Amy Yang are tied for third at 5-under 67.

Lewis opened with a pair of pars before dropping in her second shot for an eagle at the par-4 third hole. She ran off three consecutive birdies over Nos. 5-7 and closed the side with another birdie. She played the front nine par 4s in 5-under Thursday.

Lewis had birdies at 10 and 12 before slipping with a bogey at the 16th hole. However, she finished the round with birdies at 17 and 18 to build on her lead.

Icher had back-to-back birdies at Nos. 4 and 5 and again at 8 and 9. She added birdies at 13 and 18 in finishing the day alone in second.

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