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Kia Classic: Yani Tseng, Cristie Kerr and Juli Inkster in the hunt

March 24, 2011 |  1:14 pm

Kerr_300 The world's top-ranked golfer, Yani Tseng of Taiwan, is two-under par through 13 holes in the first round of the Kia Classic in City of Industry on Thursday. Among those currently tied for fourth with Tseng are top-ranked American Cristie Kerr and 50-year-old veteran Juli Inkster.

In third place right now is Christina Kim, a two-time winner on the LPGA Tour. Kim is from San Jose. Sandra Gal of Germany has finished her first round with a six-under 67 and she is a shot behind leader Amanda Blumenherst.


Kia Classic: Sandra Gal alone in second

Kia Classic: Amanda Blumenherst early leader with tough-to-beat score

-- Diane Pucin

Photo: Cristie Kerr. Credit: Scott Halleran / Getty Images