Shanshan Feng leads Kraft Nabisco; Michelle Wie, Se Ri Pak shot back

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Michelle Wie hits from the fairway on the 15th hole during the first round at the Kraft Nabisco Championship golf tournament on Thursday, April 3, 2014, in Rancho Mirage, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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By JOHN NICHOLSON, AP Sports Writer

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Michelle Wie let a couple of shots slip away late Thursday afternoon in the Kraft Nabisco Championship, leaving her a shot behind Shanshan Feng.

Tied for the lead after playing a four-hole stretch in 5 under, Wie lipped out a 3-foot par putt on the par-3 17th and settled for par and a 5-under 67 after her wedge approach released long on the par-5 18th.

Feng shot a 66 in perfect morning conditions at Mission Hills in the first major championship of the year. The 24-year-old Chinese player had seven birdies and a bogey.

Se Ri Pak birdied her final hole in the afternoon to match Wie at 67.

Angel Yin, a 15-year-old amateur from the Los Angeles suburb of Arcadia, was another stroke back at 68 with Amy Yang.

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