Women's PGA Championship: In Gee Chun leads after record-equalling 64

In Gee Chun looks at her ball
In Gee Chun won the US Open in 2015 and the Evian Championship in 2016
Women's PGA Championship round one leaderboard
-8 IG Chun (Kor); -3 HJ Choi (Kor), P Phatlum (Tha); -2 P Reto (SA), J Chang (US); -1 N Korda (US), B Henderson (Can), J Kupcho (US), H Green (Aus), N Hataoka (Jpn), A Furue (Jpn), A Kim (Kor), I Kim (Kor), S Kim (Kor)
Selected others: E M Reid (Eng) +1 S Meadow (NI); +2 G Hall (Eng), L Maguire (Ire); +3 J Ewart Shadoff (Eng), C Hull (Eng)
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South Korea's In Gee Chun tied the record for the lowest opening round at the Women's PGA Championship with an eight-under 64 on Congressional's Blue course to take a five-shot lead.

The two-time major winner, 27, made nine birdies in her course record and also tied the record for the largest first-round lead in a women's major.

Thailand's Pornanong Phatlum and South Korean Hye-Jin Choi share second.

Defending champion Nelly Korda and Brooke Henderson are on one under.

Chun, seeking a first major win in six years, made just one bogey in her round as she made light work of the overnight wet conditions.

"I feel so good because I always think when my name is going with something, then I feel very honoured and it makes me keep going to play golf," the 27-year-old said of her record performance.

"I don't know what golf course In Gee is playing," added world number two Korda, who recently returned after a blood clot.

England's Mel Reid was the best of the British players, finishing level par, while Northern Ireland's Stephanie Meadow dropped three shots on her final four holes to finish on one over.

England's Georgia Hall and Ireland's Leona Maguire are a shot further back with English pair Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Charley Hull on three over and outside the projected cut line.

Women's PGA Championship organisers doubled the tournament's prize money this year, with a record $9m (£7.3m) purse on offer.

The winner of the Maryland event, the third major of the women's season, will collect $1.35m (£1.1m).

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