MIYAZAKI (Kyodo) South Korean Song Bo Bae shot a 3-under-par 69 for a two-stroke lead after the first round of the season-ending Japan LPGA Tour Championship on Thursday.

Song made five birdies against two bogeys to move atop the leaderboard followed by money leader Lee Ji Hee of South Korea and countrywomen Jeon Mi Jeong and Shin Ji Yai along with Yuko Mitsuka in a share of second at Miyazaki Country Club.

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