Tseng takes lead at Canadian Open

World number one Yani Tseng took the lead at the Canadian Women's Open after shooting a first-round 66 in British Columbia.

Tseng takes lead at Canadian Open

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Yani Tseng celebrates her birdie with her caddie on the sixth hole on way to a six under 66 to lead the tournament during round one of the Canadian Women's Open at The Vancouver Golf Club (AFP)

The Taiwanese player went six under thanks to eight birdies at the Vancouver Golf Club as she looks to emerge from a mid-season slump.

Tseng roared out of the blocks early in the season, winning three of her first five events, but she has struggled since and could only manage a tie for 11th at last week's Safeway Classic.

''If I miss a couple shots, I don't worry about it, not like I did before, so I feel that this is the way I used to play,'' Tseng said.

''I wish I didn't finish today,'' she added. ''I wish I could keep going - keep playing. But 18 holes are finished. (Friday) is a new day, but I'll try to keep that momentum going and try to do the best I can.''

South Korea's Na Yeon Cho ended the first day in second after shooting a 67 while 15-year-old sensation Lydia Ko was tied with Inbee Park on 68.

Brittany Lincicome had a 72 and Michelle Wie a 74.

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