Ochoa takes first-round lead at Tour Championship


RICHMOND, Texas (AP)—Lorena Ochoa shot a 66 and has a 1-shot lead over ReilleyRankin after the first round of the U.S. LPGA’s season-ending Tour Championship.

Michelle Wie, fresh off her first U.S. LPGA victory last week, shot a 72.She limped through her round on a sprained left ankle that she first injured atthe Solheim Cup in August. She was going for treatment after her round and wasconsidering withdrawing from the tournament.

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The first round was suspended due to darkness at 5:25 p.m. Four threesomeswill finish their first rounds on Friday.

Ochoa teed off in the morning, before the winds picked up. She is four shotsahead of Jiyai Shin (70), who leads Ochoa by eight points in the race to becomethe tour’s player of the year. For Ochoa to earn her fourth straight player ofthe year title, she must win this week or finish no worse than third and hopeShin places out of the top 10.