Brazil's Angela Park held the clubhouse lead at three under par.
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Cristie Kerr was at even par after her first round.
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Morgan Pressel had three birdies in her first round, finishing at even par. "I think I played pretty well today. Pretty steady. Never really let it get too far away from me," she said.
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Though Karrie Webb won the U.S. Women's Open the last time it was played at Pine Needles in 2001, she didn't manage even one birdie in her first round. She finished at 83, her highest score ever on the LPGA Tour.
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Twelve-year-old Alexis Thompson, the youngest qualifier in U.S. Women's Open history, only got in one hole before the delay, which she bogeyed.
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Ochoa was at even par by the end of her round, three strokes off the lead.
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England's Laura Davies was at one under par through six holes.
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Annika Sorenstam exited an evacuation van after first-round play was suspended due to weather.
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Wie ended her day near the bottom of the leaderboard at 11 over par.
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Natalie Gulbis shot an opening-round 74.
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Sorenstam only got through five holes, and was one under par.
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No. 1 ranked Lorena Ochoa is looking for her first major win.
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Michelle Wie hit only four fairways on Thursday. "It's frustrating because my score is not displaying how I'm playing at all. I don't feel like I shot the score, I felt like I made a lot of great scrambles out there, but was really shaky off the tee," she said.
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Natalie Gulbis and Michelle Wie played together in the first round of the Women's U.S. Open.
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Stacy Prammanasudh shot an opening-round four-over 75, hitting 50 percent of the fairways.
• USGA Leaderboard: First-round scores
• Wie opens with an 82 at U.S. Open
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