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Pettersen leads with late birdies

Norway's Suzann Pettersen birdied two of her last three holes yesterday morning (Singapore time) to grab a one-shot lead at the LPGA North Texas Shootout.

Pettersen played without a bogey and her five-under 66 gave her a one-stroke lead over a group of six players headed by American Michelle Wie.

Pettersen is playing her second event since she was sidelined for four weeks with a back injury and admitted she's still finding her groove.

"I've got to kind of pace myself a little bit. I can't do too much early in the week. So I have a lot of spare time to fool around with," she said.

Pettersen moved atop the leaderboard with birdies at seven and eight, her 16th and 17th holes of the day at Las Colinas Country Club in suburban Dallas. - AFP.