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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. --- Lorena Ochoa was in the lead and hitting her stride Thursday at the ADT Championship until a shocking finish to her round. She hit two balls into the water on the 17th hole for a quadruple bogey that sent her tumbling down the leaderboard.

"I was worried I was going to run out of balls," she said with a laugh.

That would have been her only serious concern.

All that mattered on the first day of golf's most peculiar tournament was not shooting themselves out of the 32-player event.

Christina Kim and Mi Hyun Kim will go in the books as co-leaders after both turned in bogey-free rounds of 5-under-par 67 on a breezy day at Trump International, one shot ahead of Juli Inkster and Paula Creamer.

Ochoa wound up with 70 and was in seventh place, five shots ahead of the projected cut.

HONG KONG OPEN: In Hong Kong, K.J. Choi shot 8-under-par 62 to take a one-stroke lead over Garry Houston after the first round.

Mike Weir, the 2003 Masters Tournament winner, and Retief Goosen were among those seven shots back.

DUNLOP PHOENIX: In Miyazaki, Japan, Ian Poulter shot 5-under-par 65 to share the lead after the first round.

Poulter is tied with Kim Kyung-tae and Toshinori Muto.

CHAMPIONS Q-SCHOOL: Former major league pitcher Rick Rhoden double-bogeyed the final hole to drop into a three-way tie for the lead after the third round of the tour's National Qualifying Tournament.

Rhoden shot even-par 72 to match Jack Ferenz (69) and Scott Masingill (70) at 6-under 210.


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