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(Reuters) - World number one and Olympic champion Nelly Korda held a share of the clubhouse lead at the British Women's Open at Carnoustie on Thursday after an opening-round 67.
The American carded eight birdies although three dropped shots left her tied on five-under with Sweden's Madelene Sagstrom who dropped a shot at the 18th.
Korda is bidding to continue a sensational year having won the PGA Championship and Olympic gold, although she admitted after her round she was feeling a little jaded.
"Honestly we didn't have much wind today. It was very chilly in the morning but other than that the wind kept calm and I took advantage of it," Korda told Sky Sports.
"I am a little tired but I will still give it my all these next few days. I will go home next week and sleep in my bed for the first time in six weeks so that'll be nice."
South Korea's Kim Sei-young was also at five-under after 12 holes while Korda's compatriot Andrea Lee, ranked 143rd in the world, was at four-under for her round after 16 holes.
Last year's winner Sophia Popov was struggling at two-over after 12 holes after a double-bogey at the 10th hole.
(Reporting by Martyn Herman; Editing by Toby Davis)