San Antonio, TX (Sports Network) - Dawn Woodard posted a 3-under 69 on
Saturday to grab a 2-shot lead after the first round of the U.S. Women's Mid-
Woodard opened with birdies on one and two. She moved to 3-under with a birdie
at five, but bogeys at seven and eight dropped her back to minus-1. Around the
turn, Woodard had birdies on 13 and 16 to go with seven pars to grab the
Lucy Nunn was the only other player in red figures, as she carded a 1-under
Robin Burke, a semifinalist in 2010, managed an even-par 72. She shares third
place with Mariko Makabe, Tobi Herron and Mercedes Huarte.
Martha Leach, the 2009 winner and last year's runner-up, and 2010 semifinalist
Brooke Williams are tied at plus-1. Meghan Stasi, a 3-time champion, shares
ninth at 2-over 74, while reigning champion Ellen Port is tied for 31st at
Port won her record fourth title at this championship last year.
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