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Mirim Lee leads Women's British Open after day 1

  • Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn waves after her round on the 18th green during day one of the  Women's British Open at Woburn Golf Club, Woburn England Thursday July 28, 2016. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)

    Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn waves after her round on the 18th green during day one of the Women's British Open at Woburn Golf Club, Woburn England Thursday July 28, 2016. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn plays her second shot on the 16th hole during day one of the  Women's British Open at Woburn Golf Club, Woburn England Thursday July 28, 2016. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)

    Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn plays her second shot on the 16th hole during day one of the Women's British Open at Woburn Golf Club, Woburn England Thursday July 28, 2016. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Canada's Brooke Henderson plays a shot during day one of the  Women's British Open at Woburn Golf Club, Woburn England Thursday July 28, 2016. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)

    Canada's Brooke Henderson plays a shot during day one of the Women's British Open at Woburn Golf Club, Woburn England Thursday July 28, 2016. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Mirim Lee equaled the lowest-ever round at the Women's British Open by shooting a 10-under 62 Thursday to take the lead on the opening day.

The South Korean had 10 birdies as she secured a three-stroke advantage over Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand, who carded a bogey-free round of 65 at Woburn Golf Club.

Lee matched Minea Blomqvist's 10-under 62 in the third round of the 2004 British Open at Sunningdale.

Lee says "it was probably one of my best ever rounds, although I still had some errant shots. I played every hole in a similar fashion, hitting fairways and greens. My best ever score was an 11 under par in LPGA qualifying."

English star Charley Hull, playing on her home course, is back in a share of 11th place after a 3-under 69.