Lee leads Australian Masters after 1st round


GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) -- Lee Bo-mee of South Korea fired seven birdies for a 7-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead after Thursday's first round of the Australian Ladies Masters.

U.S. Open champion So Yeon Ryu, the early leader, was a stroke back on 66 at Royal Pines with fellow-South Korean Hee Kyung Seo and Christel Boeljon of the Netherlands.

American teenager Lexi Thompson had five birdies in an error-free round to sit two strokes off the pace with England's Felicity Johnson, and Australians Nikki Campbell and Stephanie Na.

The 16-year-old Thompson became the youngest winner in Ladies European Tour history in December when she won the Dubai Ladies Masters. In September she became the youngest LPGA Tour champion with a victory in the Navistar LPGA Classic in Alabama.