SANYA - Jessica Korda of the US fired a six-under 66 at the first round of the LPGA Blue Bay Championship in China on Thursday, edging ahead of a chasing pack including compatriot Michelle Wie. Korda got off to a flying start with birdies on her first three holes, and provided a masterclass in long-range putting which culminated in a 65-foot par putt to stay at five under on the 10th hole. "It was really nice. I was hitting the ball pretty good and then I made some long putts, as well, off the green," said Korda. "Highlight was number 10. Hit my drive way out right." Wie made five birdies in total to finish the day on 67. Korda and Wie both went round without a bogey. Feng Shanshan joined Wie in second place after the Chinese world number five matched her five birdies, no bogeys statistics.