Morgan Pressel takes early lead at P&G NW Arkansas Championship

ROGERS, Ark. (AP) - Morgan Pressel shot a 5-under 66 Friday to

take the early lead during the first round of the P&G NW Arkansas


Yani Tseng, Gloria Park and Na Yeon Choi each shot 67, and

Michelle Wie was one of several players another stroke back. Much

of the field was still on the 6,284-yard course at Pinnacle Country

Club when Pressel finished with birdies on Nos. 8 and 9. She had

started her round on No. 10.

Pressel is trying for her first win since 2008. She and playing

partner Juli Inkster had some unusual company during their round -

a 17-year-old boy from The First Tee program.

Players from the youth development organization are joining the

pros during the first two rounds in a best-ball competition that is

taking place alongside the LPGA event.