GALLOWAY  - Japan's Mika Miyazato made the most of her early tee time, firing a six-under par 65 on Friday to share the first round lead at the ShopRite LPGA Classic with Stacy Lewis.

On a day when conditions favored the early starters, Miyazato played in the first group of the morning. She birdied the par five third hole and added another birdie at the par-four fifth before rolling in a 20-foot eagle putt at the par-five ninth to lie four-under at the turn. She birdied two par-threes on the back nine, 11 and 17, to put herself in position to strike for a first LPGA title. America's Lewis overcame a double-bogey six at the par-four second hole with an eagle at the par-five third and six birdies for a share of the lead on the Bay Course at the Seaview resort. American Paula Creamer and Colombia's Mariajo Uribe were tied for third two strokes behind the leaders on 67. Canadian Maude-Aimee LeBlanc was alone on 68, with a group of seven players -- including teen phenom Lexi Thompson, Spain's Azahara Munoz and Sweden's Anna Nordqvist and Karin Sjodin -- on 69. World number one Yani Tseng of Taiwan, winner of three titles already this season, posted an even-par 71 that included four birdies and four bogeys.