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Wide lead for duo at inaugural LPGA event in China

Jessica Korda of the U.S. and South Korea's Na Yeon Choi shot 9-under 64S Thursday to share the lead after the first round of the inaugural Reignwood LPGA Classic in Beijing.

Jessica Korda and Na Yeon Choi enjoy four-stroke lead

Jessica Korda strikes a tees shot in Thursday's round of the Reignwood LPGA Classic at Pine Valley Golf Club in Beijing. (Etienne Oliveau/Getty Images)

Jessica Korda of the United States and South Korea's Na Yeon Choi both shot a 9-under 64 Thursday to share the lead after the first round of the inaugural Reignwood LPGA Classic in Beijing, four strokes ahead of the rest of the field. 

Choi made four straight birdies from the 15th hole, while Korda picked up five shots on her first eight holes.

Neither made a bogey. 

Third-ranked Stacy Lewis of the United States was in a tie for third place after a 68, along with South Koreans Hee Young Park and Hee Kyung Seo. 

Top-ranked Inbee Park of South Korea was one of eight players a further stroke back after bogeying two of her first four holes before recovering with six birdies. 

The event is the first LPGA tournament in China.

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