KUALA LUMPUR (AP) – Top-ranked Stacy Lewis shot a 6-under 65 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead at the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia, the second event of the tour’s six-tournament Asian swing.
Lewis birdied the par-5 16th hole to break away from a tight leaderboard at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club. Tied for second were the South Korean quartet of Na Yeon Choi, Hee Young Park, Eun Hee Ji and So Yeon Ryu.
Golfers from South Korea have won six of the last seven LPGA tournaments.
Amy Yang of South Korea and China’s Shanshan Feng were among a group tied for sixth after shooting 67.