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Choi, Oh take share of lead after opening 69s at Australian Ladies Masters at Royal Pines

Choi Eun-woo and South Korean-born Australian Oh Su-hyun both shot 4-under 69s to take a share of the lead after Thursday's first round of the Australian Ladies Masters at Royal Pines.

The 18-year-old Oh, playing only her second tournament as a professional, was 1-over after beginning her round on the back nine, but made four birdies and an eagle over her last seven holes.

She led until South Korea's Choi, in one of the final groups, went to the top of the leaderboard, only to cede the outright lead with a bogey on her final hole.

England's Holly Clyburn and Charley Hull, Australian Katherine Kirk — playing with borrowed clubs and clothing because her luggage went missing — and Norway's Caroline Martens, were tied for third after 70s.