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Australian Lee leads Japan's Higa at Women's British Open

August 2, 2018 9:35 PM
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(Reuters) - Australian Minjee Lee can join an elite group if she wins the Women’s British Open, and she made a promising start by grabbing the first-round lead at Royal Lytham & St. Annes on Thursday.

Lee sank a 25-foot eagle at the par-five 15th and followed up with a birdie from a similar distance at the next on her way to a seven-under-par 65 and a one-stroke lead over Japan’s Mamiko Higa on a day of low scoring near the Lancashire coast.

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