Pettersen moves into LPGA Taiwan tie

Oct. 26, 2012 at 6:17 AM
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YANGMEI, Taiwan, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Suzann Pettersen's 7-under-par 65 Friday pulled her into a tie with Inbee Park for the lead halfway through the Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship.

Pettersen's bogey-free 65 got her to 10-under 134 after 36 holes. Park, the first-round leader, had two bogeys in a 3-under 69 in the second round.

Defending champion and world No. 1 Yani Tseng shot 69 and is tied for third with Catriona Matthew, who opened her round with three birdies and shot 66. Tseng and Matthew are at 8-under for the tournament. Alison Walshe, with a 67, is alone in fifth at 6-under 138.

Park took the first-round lead with a bogey-free 65 Thursday but suffered her first bogey at No. 4 Friday. However, she had four consecutive birdies over Nos. 6-9. After seven pars, she took a 5 at the par-4 17th before closing with a birdie.

Pettersen used birdies at 4 and 9 to make the turn at 2-under but had five birdies on the second nine in earning a share of first.

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