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First Round of the Marathon Classic

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Jessica Shepley surveys the ninth hole at Highland Meadows.

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Se Ri Pak approaches the ninth hole during the first round of the Marathon Classic Thursday.

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Morgan Pressel drives from the fairway on the ninth hole.

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Gerina Piller acknowledges the applasue after her play at the ninth hole.

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Brittany Lincicome, right, with her caddy, left, approaching the green of the ninth hole.

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Brittany Lincicome uses an umbrella for some shade as she surveys the green on Hole No. 9.

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Natalie Gulbis hits from the side of the fairway of the ninth hole.

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Natalie Gulbis eyes her ball as it nears the ninth hole.

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Belen Mozo misses a putt for birdie on the ninth hole. She would finish three over par for the day.

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Belen Mozo reacts as her ball lips the cup.

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Belen Mozo reacts after her ball reaches the cup of the ninth hole but does not go in. She birdied the hole.

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The number one ranked amateur in the world and the only one competing in Sylvania, Lydia Ko, of New Zealand, finished two under par or the day.

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Irene Cho hits one out of the bunker at the ninth hole.

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Irene Cho tosses her putter after missing a putt for birdie on the ninth hole. She would finish one under par for the day.

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Se Ri Pak, left, and Irene Cho, right, hug after finsihing for the day at the 18th hole. Pak finished two under, and Cho finished one under par.

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Jessica Shepley, who would finish five under par for the day, is a relative unknown. Not only is her name misspelled on the leader board at the 18th hole., but he is not in the LPGA 2013 Fan Book, nor is she in the 2013 LPGA Player Guide.

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Lexi Thompson surveys the green at the 18th hole. She would finish at five under par.

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Lexi Thompson acknowledges the applause at the ninth hole.

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Lizette Salas waves to the crowd.

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Lizette Salas, left, Lexi Thompson, and Gerina Piller fist bump after completing 18 holes. Salas finished one under par, Thompson five under and Piller four under.

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Alison Walshe hits her tee shot on Hole 8 during the first round.

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Jessica Shepley's name is corrected on the leader board late in the day. Shepley finished five under par for the day.

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Alison Walshe putts on the eighth hole during the first round.

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Alison Walshe watches her putt for birdie on Hole No. 8.

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Natalie Gulbis acknowledges the applause from the gallery at the 18th hole.

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Alison Walshe tees off on Hole No. 9.

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Carolin Powers, of Bowling Green, Ohio, chips her ball from the rough on the ninth fairway.

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Alison Walshe chips on the green at the 9th hole.

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Jacqui Concolino drives from the fairway of the ninth hole. She would finish four under par.

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Alison Walshe, right, gets a hug from Karine Icher after finishing on Hole No. 9.

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Carolin Powers, of Bowling Green, waves to the gallery after finishing on the 18th hole in the first round Thursday.

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Jacqui Concolino eyes her ball on the 18th green. She would finish four under par.

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Message board at for the Marathon Classic at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania resembles a gas station sign.

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A young fan hugs Morgan Pressel as Pressel and Natalie Gulbis sign autographs after completing first round.

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Morgan Pressel, left, and Natalie Gulbis sign autographs after completing first round.

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Heather Bowie-Young putts on the ninth hole. She would finish one under par..

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Heather Bowie-Young misses a putt for birdie at the ninth hole.

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Haeji Kang carries an umbrella for shade on the ninth fairway.

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Hee Young Park at the ninth hole.

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Haeji Kang walks on to the green of the ninth hole.

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Stacy Lewis tees off on Hole No. 14 during the first round of the Marathon Classic.

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Defending champion So Yeon Ryu tees off on Hole No. 15 during the first round Thursday.

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Michelle Wie tees off on Hole No. 15 during the first round.

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lhee Lee reacts after shooting a birdie on the ninth hole.

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Caitlyn Demkowski of Petersburg, Mich., watches the tee shot of Paula Creamer on Hole No. 15.

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Eun-Hee Ji eyes the green at the ninth hole.

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Local favorite Paula Creamer pumps her fist after chipping in for a birdie on Hole 15 during the first round.

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Moira Dunn reacts after missing a birdie putt on Hole No. 9.

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A fan takes shelter from the sun on Hole No. 15 during the first round Thursday.

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Silvia Cavalleri watches as her putt for birdie just misses on the ninth hole.

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Inbee Park tries to keep cool as she walks to the green on Hole No. 15.

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Mike, left, and Cindy Masini of Ann Arbor, get directions to the 16th hole from 26-year-veteran volunteer Ron Reynolds, right, of Mount Sterling, Ohio. Behind Mike Masini is daughter Lisa Masini. Lisa Masini and LPGA player Jennifer Song are long-time friends.

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Angela Stanford loses her sunglasses as she reacts to missing a putt for birdie on Hole No. 15.

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Defending champion So Yeon Ryu waves to fans after making a birdie on Hole No. 18.

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Haeji Kang hits an approach shot on Hole No. 17 during the first round.

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Inbee Park and her caddie walk up the fairway on Hole No. 7.

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Paula Creamer surveys the green before making her putt.

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Paula Creamer tees off on Hole No. 9.

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Paula Creamer hugs her caddie Colin Cann after finishing the first round of the Marathon Classic.

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Cole Wysocki, 2, of Broken Arrow, Okla., gets a putting lesson from his aunt LPGA pro Stacy Lewis, after her one-under round of 70 at the Marathon Classic Thursday.

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