C. Woods among 6 tied for LPGA Q-School lead

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Cheyenne Woods is among the six players who are tied for the lead after the first stage of the LPGA Qualifying Tournament at Mission Hills Country Club.

Woods, a former star at Wake Forest and the niece of Tiger Woods, shot a 4-under 68 Tuesday to share the early lead with Rhea Nair, Corie Hou, Kelly Tan, Casey Grice and Laura Gonzales.

Players are competing on both the Palmer and Dinah Shore courses at Mission Hills. This is the first of three sectional qualifiers, and the top 100 at the end of the four-round tournament advance to the second stage, which will be held Oct. 8-11 at Plantation Golf and Country Club in Venice, Fla.