Defending champion Lexi Thompson 3 behind leaders Shanshan, Parker in Dubai

Published December 05, 2012

| Associated Press

Shanshan Feng and Florentyna Parker both shot 6-under 66s Wednesday to share the lead after the first round of the Dubai Ladies Masters.

American teen and defending champion Lexi Thompon opened with a 69.

Shanshan, who became the first player from mainland China to win a major championship in June at the LPGA Championship, had six birdies at the Emirates Golf Club.

Parker moved into a tie for the lead with a birdie the par-5 18th.

Klara Spilkova, Sahra Hassan and Cindy Lacrosse were a stroke behind at the season-ending Ladies European Tour tournament.

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