EDMONTON - Kiwi Lydia Ko got off to a successful start in her title defence at the Canadian Women’s Open, firing a five-under par 65 to grab a share of the lead Thursday. The 16-year-old defending champion is tied for the lead after the first round at Royal Mayfair Golf Club with American Angela Stanford and Cristel Boeljon of The Netherlands. “It was a pretty special week last year ... so to kind of have that kind of week again this week would be like a double miracle for myself,” said Ko, of Auckland, New Zealand. Paula Creamer and Cristie Kerr carded matching four-under 66s to share fourth, while world No. 1 Park In-Bee, Choi Na-Yeon, Karine Icher and 22-year-old Canadian Jennifer Kirby, who played alongside Ko, all shot three-under 67s.–AFP