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Ai Miyazato in front at LPGA Titleholders

Nov. 16, 2012 at 4:53 PM
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NAPLES, Fla., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Ai Miyazato fired an 8-under-par 64 Friday and jumped into the lead of the LPGA's CME Group Titleholders.

Miyazato twice had runs of three consecutive birdies in her round and moved from a tie for 16th after the first round to a one-stroke lead after Friday's play. She is at 10-under 134 after 36 holes.

Choi Na-yeon turned in a 4-under 68 in the second round and is in second place at 9-under for the tournament. First-round co-leader Yoo Sun-young was 2-under Friday and is in third at 8-under.

Suzann Pettersen, who was tied for the lead after the first round, shot 1-under 71 Friday, and is among those tied for fourth at 7-under. Ryo So-yeon, the third first-round co-leader, was even Friday and is tied for seventh at 6-under 138.

Miyazato opened with a birdie but immediately had a bogey at the par-5 second hole. She moved up nicely with three consecutive birdies over Nos. 5-7 and added another at the ninth hole. She had three more birdies over 12-14 and closed with another at 18.

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