Kerr ties Hjorth at the State Farm Classic

Sept. 2, 2006 at 1:55 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Cristie Kerr and Maria Hjorth were tied for the lead after two rounds of the LPGA's State Farm Classic at Springfield, Ill.

Through 36 holes, both players were 12-under-par 132.

In Friday's second round, Kerr shot 8-under 64, while Hjorth, the first-round leader, shot 5-under 67.

"It was a lot of fun. Not necessarily a relief," Kerr said about her round. "I mean I have been playing well for a very long time."

Il Mi Chung shot 4-under 66, and was alone in third place at 11-under 133.

Nina Reis (68) and Seon-Hwa Lee (67) shared fourth at 10-under 134.

Erica Blasberg (68), Sophie Gustafson (69) and Young Kim (69) were two strokes further back at 8-under 136.

Seventy players made the 36-hole cut of 1-under 143.

Defending champion Pat Hurst missed it after a 2-day total of 2-over 146.

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