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Tavatanakit takes one-stroke lead at Singapore LPGA

SINGAPORE (AP) – Patty Tavatanakit shot a five-under 67 yesterday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the LPGA’s HSBC Women’s World Championship, a tournament which includes nine of the top 10-ranked players in women’s golf.

Danielle Kang was in a group tied for second and was tied for lead before bogeying her final hole. She’s in second place with Inbee Park and A Lim Kim.

World top-ranked Ko Jin-young, Lydia Ko and Brooke Henderson were among those tied for third, two strokes behind, after 69s.

Ko Jin-young was playing her first tournament in three months. Ahead of the tournament, Ko said she thought the break wasn’t quite long enough.

“It was pretty short to me,” Ko said. “And I’m back to Korea, and I spent time with my family and friends and my dog as well. And I watch Netflix in my bed with potato chips.”

Patty Tavatanakit at the Women’s World Championship at Sentosa Golf Club, Singapore. PHOTO: AP

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