Kathleen Ekey in three-way tie

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Kathleen Ekey, Moriya Jutanugarn and Kim Welch each shot 4-under 68s on Wednesday to share the lead after the first round of the LPGA Tour qualifying tournament.

Rebecca Lee-Bentham and Ashleigh Simon were a stroke back, and two-time tour winner Laura Diaz topped the group at 70. Christina Kim, also a two-time winner on the tour, had a 72.

The top 20 after the 90-hole event at LPGA International will earn full tour status.

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