Munoz ties for LPGA lead

April 20, 2012 at 12:04 AM

HONOLULU, April 20 (UPI) -- Azahara Munoz, seeking her first win on the LPGA Tour, shot the low round of the tournament Thursday to share the lead at the LOTTE Championship.

Munoz had an 8-under 64 at the Ko Olina Golf Club course to finish 36 holes at 136. Ai Miyazato was also tied for the lead after shooting a 65.

After high winds made scoring difficult on the opening day of the event, several low scores were recorded Thursday.

Jimin Kang was alone in third at 138 after shooting a 66 while those tied for fifth at 139 included Meena Lee, Suzann Pettersen and Brittany Lang. Lee had a 65 to battle her way into the tournament after struggling to a 74 Wednesday.

Paula Creamer and Angela Stanford were among those at 140. World No. 1 Yani Tseng settled for an even-par 72 that left her in a tie for 12th at 141.

Michelle Wie did not come close to making the cut, finishing 36 holes 18 shots out of the lead.

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