Jenny Shin of Torrance, Calif., who is fifth on the Futures Tour money list, fired a six-under-par 65 to grab the first-round lead in the Price Chopper Futures Tour Championship Friday at Capital HIlls at Albany.
Shin, who is second to Jennifer Song in the rookie of the year race, has one victory this season and $49,296 in earnings, compared to two wins and $51,375 for Song, who is fourth on the Futures Tour money list.
Esther Choe of Scottsdale, Ariz., shot a 66, while Tiffany Tavee of Tempe, Ariz., and Dori Carter of Valdosota, Ga., each shot 67.
Forty players broke par in the first round.
Bailey Cocca, a junior at Shaker High School who won her second New York State Girls Junior Amat-eur championship this summer, shot a 77.
The tournament continues through Sunday, with the top 10 on the money list earning their LPGA cards for next season.