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Hjorth, Redman share Longs Drugs lead

DANVILLE, Calif., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Maria Hjorth and Michele Redman shared the lead Thursday at the end of one round of the Longs Drugs Challenge.

Hjorth and Redman both turned in a 6-under 66 at the Blackhawk Country Club course for a one-shot advantage over In-Kyung Kim and Mikaela Parmlid.

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Wendy Ward and Suzann Pettersen were among those tied for fifth at 68. World No. 1 Lorena Ochoa, seeking her eighth victory of the year, was tied for 18th with a 70.

Paula Creamer, after winning last week's Samsung World Championship, suffered a letdown and had to settle for a 74 that left her tied for 67th.

Hjorth has been a member of the LPGA Tour since 1998, but has only one victory in this decade. She has four top-10 finishes in 18 appearances this year.

Redman has won just twice in a 16-year career, the most recent of those victories coming eight seasons ago.

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