Korea's Lee takes Mizuno Classic lead
SHIMA, Japan (AFP) –
Lee Bo-Mee of South Korea hit an excellent bogey-free eight birdies for a 64 to take a comfortable four-stroke lead after the second round in the USLPGA Tour Mizuno Classic tournament on Saturday.
The 24-year-old Korean, the winner at the PRGR Ladies Cup this season on the Japan Tour, now has a two-round total of 10-under-par 134 in the $1.2 million tournament.
Japan’s Rikako Morita trailed Lee on 138 after hitting one eagle, five birdies against three bogeys on the 6,506-yard, par-72 Kashikojima Country Club course.
US Open champion Choi Na-Yeon followed them on 140, being tied with fellow South Korean Jenny Shin, Karine Icher of France, American Angela Stanford and overnight leader Ayako Uehara of Japan.
Defending champion Momoko Ueda of Japan ended the round with one birdie against one bogey to move back to eighth-place tie, which also includes another overnight leader and two-time champion Shin Ji-Yai of South Korea, and world number one Yani Tseng of Taiwan.
Shin, the British Open champion, had two birdies against three bogeys.