(AP Photo/ Hal Yeager)
BEIJING (AP) Top-ranked Stacy Lewis birdied five holes on the back nine to shoot a 7-under 66 in the first round of the Reignwood LPGA Classic on Thursday.
The American had seven birdies in her bogey-free round and was one stroke ahead of Caroline Hedwall of Sweden.
Lewis is back in Beijing to try to win the tournament she narrowly lost a year before. She led for most of the final round by one stroke before Chinese golfer Shanshan Feng eagled the par-5 18th hole to win. Lewis finished second.