Miyazato leads Safeway Classic

NORTH PLAINS, Ore., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Ai Miyazato, seeking to regain the No. 1 ranking in women's golf, shot a 6-under 66 Friday to take the lead at the Safeway Classic in Oregon.

Miyazato has won four times this season and has alternately held the top spot in the world rankings with Jiyai Shin and Cristie Kerr.


Even though no tournament was played on the LPGA Tour last week, Kerr moved past Shin into the No. 1 spot this week and Miyazato advanced to No. 2.

Teresa Lu and Jee Young Lee shared second place at 67 while those tied for third at 68 included Chella Choi, Brittany Lincicome, Momoko Ueda and Amy Hung.

Shin opened the tournament with a 3-under 69 and Kerr shot a 70. Michelle Wie settled for an even-par 72.

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