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Continued: Alison Walshe shoots 6-under 65 for 1-shot lead after opening round of Marathon Classic

  • Article by: RUSTY MILLER , AP Sports Writer
  • Last update: July 19, 2013 - 7:10 AM

"There are a lot of good American golfers out here. There is so much competition," she said. "It doesn't matter where you're from; it matters how well you bring it out on the golf course."

No one questions how well Park has played. She'll go for an unprecedented fourth consecutive women's major in the same year when she heads for the Women's British Open late this month.

She's already won six times on the tour this year while ascending to No. 1. Naturally, galleries expect her to win every time out.

"I do feel more pressure coming into this tournament," she said after a 67 that left her tied with Haeji Kang, Jacqui Concolino, Gerina Piller and Karine Icher. "But I try to enjoy it. I enjoy the fans coming out to watch."

Defending champ So Yeon Ryu had a 68 along with a large group that included Morgan Pressel and Natalie Gulbis. Se Ri Pak, a five-time winner of the tournament, opened with a 69 — the same as the world's top-ranked amateur, Lydia Ko.

The course is built for low scores. Over the last six years, the winners are a combined 103 under par.

"I know there are some very good scores out there," said Ko, who appears a lock to run her streak of professional cuts made to a perfect 22 for 22. "I've just got to play my game. I can't control what the others do."

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Chicago WSox - LP: J. Guerra 2 FINAL
Cleveland - WP: B. Shaw 3
Pittsburgh - LP: F. Liriano 3 FINAL
Cincinnati - WP: J. Cueto 6
Miami - LP: B. Hand 1 FINAL
NY Mets - WP: J. deGrom 9
Washington - WP: T. Roark 10 FINAL
Philadelphia - LP: K. Kendrick 3
Toronto - LP: R. Dickey 0 FINAL
Tampa Bay - WP: D. Price 3
St. Louis - LP: C. Martinez 2 FINAL
Milwaukee - WP: W. Peralta 11
Boston - WP: C. Buchholz 11 FINAL
Houston - LP: B. Peacock 0
Detroit - LP: J. Verlander 2 FINAL
Kansas City - WP: Y. Ventura 5
Atlanta - WP: J. Teheran 10 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - LP: T. Wood 7
LA Angels - WP: T. Skaggs 10 FINAL
Texas - LP: S. Baker 7
Arizona - LP: V. Nuno 4 FINAL
San Francisco - WP: M. Bumgarner 8
San Diego - LP: T. Ross 0 FINAL
Los Angeles - WP: H. Ryu 1
Minnesota - WP: P. Hughes 13 FINAL
Colorado - LP: B. Anderson 5
Oakland - WP: S. Gray 4 FINAL
Seattle - LP: C. Young 1
NY Yankees 1 Top 2nd Inning
Baltimore 0
Portland 9:00 PM
Seattle
Winnipeg 34 FINAL
Montreal 33
Ottawa 11 FINAL
Edmonton 27
Calgary 34 FINAL
Toronto 15
Brt Columbia 26 FINAL
Saskatchewan 13
Los Angeles 90 FINAL
Connecticut 64
Seattle 60 FINAL
Minnesota 77
San Antonio 61 FINAL
Phoenix 90
Chicago 73 1st OT 5:00
Atlanta 73
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