SHIMA, Japan : South Korea`s Jiyai Shin shot a 7-under-par 65 to share the lead with Japan`s Yukari Baba after the first round of the Mizuno Classic. Shin, No.
1 in the LPGA rankings, got off to a strong start Friday with five birdies on the front nine including the first four holes at the Kintetsu Kashikojima Country Club. Shin, who won here in 2008, had two bogeys after the turn but added four more birides to pull even with Baba.
American Morgan Pressel was a stroke back at 6-under, offsetting a lone bogey with seven birides - including one on the 18th.