Ochoa challenges for seventh win

DANVILLE, Calif., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Lorie Kane and Karrie Webb shared the lead Friday after two rounds of the Longs Drugs Challenge, one shot in front of Lorena Ochoa.

Kane and Webb both fired a 69 at the Blackhawk Country Club Friday to stand at 6-under 138 for 36 holes.


Ochoa was alone in third at 139 as she seeks her seventh victory of the year. The No. 1 ranked player in women's golf could move her year's earnings past $3 million this week.

Kristy McPherson, Se Ri Pak, Charlotte Mayorkas, Suzann Pettersen and Juli Inkster were all at 140.

Inkster had the day's low round, a 6-under 66.

First-round co-leaders Inbee Park and Pat Hurst both struggled Friday. Park shot a 75 and was tied for 12th while Hurst had a 76 and was tied for 16th.

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