Munoz, Nordqvist in LPGA lead in Taiwan

Oct. 21, 2011 at 5:58 AM   |   Comments

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YANG MEI, Taiwan, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Azahara Munoz and Anna Nordqvist, who had two of the best scores of Friday's play, share the lead halfway through the Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship.

Munoz had a 6-under-par 66 and Nordqvist was one of four golfers to turn in a 68 in fashioning 36-hole totals of 7-under 137.

Taiwan's Yani Tseng, a first-round co-leader, was 1-under and is at 5-under for the tournament. Candie Kung, also from Taiwan, was among those who shot 68 and is tied with Tseng for third.

Four other golfers are tied at 4-under 140.

Ai Miyazato, who was tied with Tseng for the first-round lead, shot 1-over 73 in the second round and dropped into a tie for ninth at 3-under overall.

Munoz had a string of three bogeys in Thursday's round but was bogey-free in the second round. She had had a birdie at the fifth hole and an eagle at the par-5 sixth hole. She closed out the front nine with a birdie at No. 9. Back-to-back birdies at 12 and 13 have her tied for the lead.

Nordqvist had five birdies and a bogey at the eighth hole Friday. She had birdies at Nos. 9, 15 and 18, which were among the holes she birdied Thursday.

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