Minjee Lee, Moriya Jutanugarn share lead in Hawaii

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KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Australia's Minjee Lee birdied her final hole Wednesday for a 4-under 68 and a share of the first-round lead with Thailand's Moriya Jutanugarn at the LPGA Tour's Lotte Championship.

In wind gusting to 30 mph at Ko Olina Golf Club, only nine players broke par in the morning wave, while 11 shot in the 80s. That included 2014 Lotte winner Michelle Wie with an 80 in her home event.

Brooke Henderson, the 18-year-old Canadian who has finished in the top 10 in six straight events, was a stroke back along with defending champion Sei Young Kim, Kim Kaufman, Alena Sharp and Caroline Masson.

Top-ranked Lydia Ko is coming off consecutive victories in the Kia Classic and ANA Inspiration — the year's first major. She had a double bogey on the second hole Wednesday, but rallied to shoot 71.

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