Kapolei, Hawaii: American Beth Bader shot a 4-under 68 on Wednesday at windy Ko Olina to take a one-stroke lead over top-ranked Yani Tseng and three other players in the LPGA LOTTE Championship.
Winless on the LPGA Tour, the 38-year-old Bader birdied Nos. 5, 6 and 7 to reach 5 under, but dropped a stroke on the par-4 ninth, her final hole, with her lone bogey of the round played in 30-mph gusts.
"It feels good," said the 401st-ranked Bader, making her first start of the year. "Been awhile since I've been here. Been awhile since I actually teed it up in an event. But it's good.