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I.K. Kim takes first-round lead in LPGA's Portland Classic
I.K. Kim takes first-round lead in LPGA's Portland Classic

I.K. Kim birdied the first four holes on the back nine Thursday and finished with a seven-under 65 to take the first-round lead in the Portland Classic in Oregon. The South Korean player birdied seven of the first 13 holes and closed her afternoon round with five straight pars. She won the last of her three LPGA Tour titles in 2010. "I hit the ball well and made some putts coming down … there was a couple of tricky holes coming down the stretch, so I'm very pleased with how I finished. Solid round, yeah," Kim said. "My game's feeling good. Just need to keep playing." Kim, the winner of a Ladies European Tour event in England in July, tied for 42nd...

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