Carlsbad, California: World No. 1 Yani Tseng of Taiwan, a winner in two of four starts this year, fired a five-under par 67 on Thursday to grab a share of the first-round lead at the LPGA Kia Classic.
Tseng, a favorite in next week's first major of the season at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, put herself in contention for a 15th career title this week after matching South Korean Ji Young Oh atop the leaderboard.
"The course is pretty good and I was hitting the ball pretty well," Tseng said. "I just try to focus on every shot in every tournament and give 100 percent effort. I know if I do a good job the effort will come through."