Feng leads Wie by one at LPGA’s first major of 2014

Shanshan Feng hits out of the sand on the 11th hole en route to a 6-under 66 in the first round in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

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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-par 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.

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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.