Amy Yang cards 63 to lead in Malaysia

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) Amy Yang took the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia lead, and Michelle Wie had her best score in more than a year. Lydia Ko had to fight to get back to even par in her first event since firing her caddie.

Yang shot an 8-under 63 - one off her own course record - in hot and humid conditions Thursday for a two-stroke lead over American Marina Alex. The 27-year-old South Korean player birdied all four par-3 holes at TPC Kuala Lumpur.

"Simple, just keep it simple," Yang said. "And try to get as much shade as I can."


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2 L.Ko $2,424,950
3 B.Henderson $1,690,242
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5 S.Kim $1,423,430
6 A.Nordqvist $1,294,852
7 H.Jang $1,214,674
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10 M.Lee $1,164,514
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