BERKSHIRE, England, July 31 (UPI) -- Juli Inkster shot a bogey-free 7-under-par 65 Thursday to grab a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Women's British Open in Berkshire, England.
The 48-year-old native of Santa Cruz, Calif., is trying to become the oldest major champion ever in the women's professional golf.
In her post-round comments, Inkster rejected the notion that winning a major is any different than winning a regular tournament.
"I just like to win," she said. "I feel better now than when I was in my 30s (and) I just want to be around on Sunday."
If she accomplishes the feat, she will have recorded a career Grand Slam, having won twice each at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, the LPGA Championship and the U.S. Women's Open.
World No. 1 Lorena Ochoa, the defending champion, shot 3-under 69 and is tied for 22nd place.