SHIMA, Japan (AP) — Japan’s Momoko Ueda had six birdies on the back nine in an 8-under 64 to take a three-stroke lead after the second round of the Mizuno Classic.
Ueda, who won this event in 2007, made her fourth straight birdie on the par-4 18th when she chipped in from the edge of the green to finish at 13-under 131.
Japan’s Sakura Yokomine was three strokes back after a 9-under 63 at the Kintetsu Kashikojima Country Club.
Second-year LPGA Tour member Mina Harigae of the United States shot a 5-under 67 and was tied for third with Japan’s Mayu Hattori and China’s Shanshan Feng at 9-under 135.
The Mizuno Classic is co-sanctioned by the U.S. and Japan LPGA Tours. Sunday’s winner will take home $180,000.