SANDY BAY, Jamaica — Betsy King shot a 7-under-par 64 Friday to take a 5-stroke lead in the first round of the $500,000 LPGA Jamaica golf tournament.
There was a four-way tie for second place at 69 among Nancy Lopez, Hollis Stacy, Cathy Morse and Patty Rizzo.
King, a 12-year veteran on the LPGA Tour, had a 31 on the front nine to move into the lead.
"I putted as well as you can expect in one round," King said.
Some of the tour's better players had their problems. Amy Alcott and Jane Geddes each shot a 78, and Val Skinner had an 82.