Inkster, Nordqvist lead Lorena Ochoa Invitational



GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AP) — Hall of Famer Juli Inkster shot a 3-underr 69 on Friday for a share of the second-round lead with Anna Nordqvist in the Lorena Ochoa Invitational.

The 51-year-old Inkster is trying to become the oldest winner in LPGA Tour history. Beth Daniel was 46 when she won the 2003 Canadian Women’s Open.

Nordqvist had a 65 — the best score in the first two rounds in the 36-player event — to match Inkster at 8-under 136 at Guadalajara Country Club.

Catriona Matthew (68), Meena Lee (69) and Suzann Pettersen (70) were a stroke back, and defending champion I.K. Kim (67) was 5 under. Michelle Wie, the 2009 winner, was five strokes behind at 3 under after a 71. Se Ri Pak (71) and Paula Creamer (71) also were 3 under.

Top-ranked Yani Tseng was 18th at 1 over after a 69.