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Uehara tops NW Arkansas leaderboard

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ROGERS, Ark. (AP) One of Ayako Uehara's best memories in her four full-time seasons on the LPGA Tour is a hole-in-one she made in her first appearance at the NW Arkansas Championship in 2013.

Uehara added to her growing list of memorable moments at Pinnacle Country Club by shooting a career-best 62 in the opening round Friday.

The 9-under round matched the course record and gave the Japanese player a two-stroke lead, a remarkable position for a player who entered the week ranked 214th in the world after struggling with her game for much of the year.

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Rank Player Earnings
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2 A.Jutanugarn $1,139,970
3 B.Henderson $1,090,715
4 S.Kim $971,054
5 H.Nomura $882,055
6 L.Thompson $711,325
7 I.Chun $667,368
8 H.Jang $640,717
9 M.Lee $596,829
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