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  • Ayako Uehara of Japan crosses a bridge with her caddie during the first round of the KEB HanaBank Championship golf tournament at Sky72 Golf Club in Incheon, west of Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Friday, October 18, 2013 4:13 am

Yang tied for lead in Korea, Wie 2 strokes back

The Associated Press

Amy Yang of South Korea shot a 5-under 67 Friday to finish in a four-way tie at the top of the leaderboard after the first round of the KEB HanaBank Championship.

Yang had six birdies - five straight from the par-4 No. 4 - against a lone bogey to finish tied with Katherine Hull-Kirk of Australia, compatriot Ju Young Pak and Anna Nordqvist of Sweden. Caroline Hedwall of Sweden was another stroke back.

Michelle Wie eagled the par-5 18th to finish two strokes back at 3-under 69, tied with six others, including defending champion Suzann Pettersen of Norway and Brittany Lang.

Top-ranked Inbee Park had back-to-back bogeys on Nos. 12 and 13 and was tied for 13th at 2-under 70.