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Lewis jumps to LPGA lead

March 1, 2013 at 5:49 AM

SINGAPORE, March 1 (UPI) -- Stacy Lewis shot a bogey-free, 6-under-par 66 Friday in building a two-stroke lead halfway through the LPGA's HSBC Women's Champions tournament in Singapore.

Lewis had three birdies on each side, moving to 11-under 133 after 36 holes.

Six players are tied for second at 9-under. Choi Na-yeon and Ariya Jutanugarn each matched Lewis' score of 66. Choi had a bogey and seven birdies and Jutanugarn posted six birdies.

First-round leader Azahara Munoz was 2-under 70 and among those tied for second. Also at 9-under for the tournament are Chella Choi and Paula Creamer, who both shot 67 in the second round, and Yoo Sun-young, who had a 68.

Lewis birdied three par 4s in the first six holes, including back-to-back birdies at Nos. 5 and 6 that moved her into the lead. She added birdies at the par-5 12th and the par-3 14th and 17th holes.

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