Brazilian leads U.S. Women's Open

June 28, 2007 at 10:07 PM
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SOUTHERN PINES, N.C., June 28 (UPI) -- Angela Park of Brazil shot a 3-under 68 Thursday and led by one-shot when first-round play was halted at the U.S. Women's Open in Southern Pines, N.C.

The action was interrupted for three hours and 35 minutes because of bad weather, and half the 156-woman field could not complete the first round. Play is to resume at 7:30 a.m. EDT Friday, and second-round tee times will be delayed two hours.

Park shot a 4-under 31 on the front nine of the Pine Needles course and was one of only seven players who had completed the first round with a sub-par score.

Three players were still on the course at 2-under and had a chance to be in front when the first round was finally concluded. In-Bee Park was through 16 holes, Jee Young Lee was through 12 and Karine Icher was through 10.

Lorena Ochoa, the world's top-ranked player, shot a 71 on opening day, as did Morgan Pressel. Two-time champion Annika Sorenstam was at even par through 13.

Michelle Wie shot an 82 and was next to last.

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