Oyama leads by 1 in Japan

3:11 AM, Nov 8, 2013   |    comments
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Mie, Japan (SportsNetwork.com) - Shiho Oyama carded a 4-under 68 on Friday to grab a 1-stroke lead after the opening round of the Mizuno Classic.

Oyama tops a crowded leaderboard that has 18 players within two shots of the lead.

Jiyai Shin and Brittany Lincicome headline a group of nine players that share second at minus-3. They were joined there by Na Ri Lee, Pernilla Lindberg, Hee-Won Han, Junko Omote, Kaori Nakamura, Chella Choi and Eun-Bi Jang.

Brittany Lang posted a 2-under 70 at Kintetsu Kashikojima Country Club to grab a piece of 11th place. She stands alongside Danielle Kang, Mamiko Higa, Austin Ernst, Asako Fujimoto, Jenny Rosales, Teresa Lu, Yuki Ichinose and Esther Lee.

Defending champion Stacy Lewis mixed two birdies and a bogey in a round of 71. She is tied for 20th place with 15 other players at minus-1.

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