• Kyodo


Ai Miyazato carded a flawless 7-under-par 66 to establish a one-shot lead after the first round of the New Caterpillar Mitsubishi Ladies on Friday.

The 20-year-old Miyazato, runnerup to American Paula Creamer at last week’s NEC Karuizawa 72 tournament, made seven birdies at Daihakone Country Club and was followed in second by U.S. LPGA player Akiko Fukushima.

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