South Korea's Park Han-nim shot a bogey-free round of five-under-par 67 to take the first-round lead in the Asian Ladies Tour Wu Yi Championship at Wu Yi Fountain Palm Golf Club in Jiangmen yesterday. Park, 20, holed birdie putts on the second, fourth and sixth holes to go out in three under par, and came back with two further birdies on the back nine to assume the clubhouse lead by two shots from China's Li Yingye and South Korea's Lee Jeong-eum, both opening with rounds of three-under 69. Li, 26, also bagged five birdies in her opening round, but gave away shots at the ninth, 10th and 15th, two of which are par-fives. 'I tried too hard on the par-fives today and paid the price for my aggressive play,' said Li, who hails from Shanghai and recently qualified for playing rights to the LPGA Tour. Lee picked up four shots against the card but gave one back on the par-four fifth hole. A shot further back on two-under 69 is Libby Smith of the US and pre-tournament favourite Moon Hyun-hee, who won the opening event on the Tour two weeks ago in Taiwan. Park ended 2004 ranked in 55th position on the Korean LPGA Tour, so will have to work hard to hold off the challenge of the 15 players within four shots of the lead in the three-round competition, which is being played over the testing Jack Nicklaus Jnr-designed layout in Jiangmen. A total of 21 players registered scores of par or better from the field of 110, which come from 14 different countries.