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Mika Miyazato shoots 6-under 65 to lead LPGA event

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By KURT VOIGT
AP Sports Writer

ROGERS (AP) - Mika Miyazato birdied 6 of 10 holes in the middle of her round to shoot a 6-under 65 and earn the first-round lead at LPGA Tour's NW Arkansas Championship.

Miyazato finished in a tie for second at the event last year, missing a 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole to finish a stroke back of winner Ai Miyazato.

The Japanese golfer hit 16 of 18 greens in regulation on Friday to finish a shot ahead of So Yeon Ryu and Angela Stanford at 5 under. Ten golfers are two shots back at 4 under, including local favorite Stacy Lewis, who played collegiately at the nearby University of Arkansas.

World No. 1 Inbee Park is four shots off the lead after shooting a 2-under 69.

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