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Talley in top 10 at British Open

By James D. Horne jhorne@paducahsun.com

Princeton native and University of Alabama golfer Emma Talley sits tied for 10th place with 13 others after the first day of the Ricoh Women's British Open being held at the Royal Birkdale GC in Southport, Lancashire, United Kingdom, on a par 72, 6,458-yard course.

Talley, playing as an amateur, shot an even par 72 Thursday and is tied with some of the top golfers in the sport, including Inbee Park, Karrie Webb and Lexi Thompson, the third-, fifth- and seventh-ranked golfers in the world, respectively.

Japan's Ayako Uehara ended the first day in the lead after shooting a 4-under 68. The United States' Mo Martin is in second place with a 69. Sarah Kemp (Australia), Mina Harigae (USA) and Morgan Pressel were all tied for third after each shot a 70.

Talley opened with two bogeys on the first two holes, but made par on No. 3, birdied No. 4 and parred five of her six final holes. She birdied on No. 8 and finished the front nine with an even par 35.

She made par on the first three holes of the back nine, bogeyed No. 13, parred No. 14 and then went birdie, bogey and birdie on No. 15, No. 16 and No. 17, before ending with a par on No. 18. She finished the back nine with an even par 37.

Talley helped herself out by hitting seven of the 14 fairways and by making 14 of 18 greens in regulation.

She had an average driving distance of 229.0 yards.

Talley will tee off from hole No. 1 at 6:47 a.m. with Haru Nomura and Jiyai Shin in Group No. 8.

Second-round coverage will begin at 8 a.m. on ESPN2.

Call James D. Horne, a Sun sports writer, at 270-575-8661 or follow on Twitter @psunsports.

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