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Munoz off to a flyer at HSBC

Spain's Azahara Munoz leads the HSBC Women's Champions in Singapore after an opening seven-under 65.

Playing in the first group of the day at Sentosa Golf Club, Munoz didn't have a single blemish on her card as a run of seven birdies put her two shots clear of the field.

Stacy Lewis, Karin Sjodin, Lizette Salas, Pornanong Phatlum and Sun Young Yoo are all tied for second place at after five-under 67s.

Paula Creamer, despite injuring her right shoulder in a car accident in Thailand on Sunday, is in a four-way tie for seventh with Yani Tseng, Danielle Kang and Chella Choi.

World number one Tseng eagled her last hole and later revealed that it won her a bet with her manager, who will now have to accompany her on a skydiving trip.

"I told her I need some motivation, a little energy," said Tseng. "So I told her a 69 is a tie and 68 I win. Her bet was for a Louis Vuitton bag and if I win, she will go skydiving with me in Hawaii.

"When that putt dropped, I was so happy. I was looking for her, I saw her face, I thought she was going to cry, so I think that's very good motivation.

"If you have a bet with your friend, it feels so good. Today that really kept me very patient and relaxed all day."

World number two Choi Na-Yeon, who is challenging Tseng at the top of the rankings, fired a 69 while Michelle Wie carded a one-under 71.