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Pornanong Phatlum leads Safeway

Updated: August 29, 2013, 11:49 PM ET
Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Thailand's Pornanong Phatlum shot an 8-under 64 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead over Lexi Thompson after the first round of the Safeway Classic.

The 23-year-old Phatlum had 10 birdies and two bogeys in her afternoon round at Columbia Edgewater.

The 18-year-old Thompson eagled the par-5 seventh hole and had five birdies in her bogey-free morning round. She won the 2011 Navistar LPGA Classic for her lone tour title.

Christie Kerr, the winner in 2008 the ...

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