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Munoz, Ernst share Kingsmill Championship lead

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 15, 2014 at 6:52 pm •  Published: May 15, 2014

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Azahara Munoz and Austin Ernst had strong finishes Thursday to share the first-round lead in the Kingsmill Championship at 6-under 65.

The former NCAA individual champions completed their morning rounds on the front nine at Kingsmill's River Course, with Munoz birdieing four of her last seven holes, and Ernst closing with birdies on No. 7 and 9.

Munoz had a bogey-free round, saving par with a 10-foot putt on the par-3 second — her 11th hole of the day — after hitting into a greenside bunker. The Spaniard lost a playoff to Paula Creamer in Singapore in March when Creamer made a 75-foot eagle putt on the second extra hole.

Heavy rain was expected overnight and Friday morning, likely delaying second-round play.