Lewis claims Reignwood lead

Stacy Lewis carded a flawless first round 66 to claim a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Reignwood LPGA Classic.

The world number one’s seven-under par round puts her one stroke in front of Caroline Hedwall, who carded a 67 in her opening round.

Lewis surprisingly finished as the runner-up at last year’s event in Beijing after Shanshan Fenn was at the end of an extraordinary lucky bounce on the final hole of the tournament that ultimately handed her the title.

Korean players Jenny Shin and Yoo Sun Young are another stroke further behind in a share of third place after rounds of 68.

LPGA regulars Inbee Park and Yani Tseng both carded 69s to sit in a tie for fifth place alongside Belen Mozo, Kang Haeji, Ilhee Lee and Lee Mi-Hyang.

Yanhong Pan is the leading Chinese player after the opening round after carding first round 71 to sit in a tie of 15th place after the first 18 holes.

Feng, though, made a disastrous start to her title defense, carding a two-over par 75.