Golf - Miyazato leads but Park struggles at Evian

Mika Miyazato took the first round lead as the Evian Championship finally got underway at Évian-les-Bains.

Golf - Evian Championship: Japan's Miyazato leads heading into final round

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Mika Miyazato of Japan (Reuters)

The Japanese star shot a six-under par round of 65 at the fifth major of the LPGA season to take a one shot lead over Suzann Pettersen of Norway, Se Ri Pak of South Korea and Sandra Gal of Germany.

Christina Kim comes next on four-under while Lydia Ko, Karrie Webb, Michelle Wie and Lindsey Wright all shot 68s for three-under.

Inbee Park, who has won three of the four Majors this year got off to a poor start though as she shot a three-over par round of 74.

The players finally took the course after Thursday's play was a wash-out due to bad weather.

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