Shanshan Feng shot a marvelous 4-under 67 before the wind picked
up Saturday and grabbed a three-shot lead after two rounds of the
ShopRite LPGA Classic.
Feng, who last year became the first Chinese player to win an
LPGA Tour title and a major event in capturing the LPGA
Championship, matched the best score of the day. Using a new set of
clubs, she had a 6-under 136 total on the wind-whipped Bay Course
at the Stockton Hotel and Golf Club.
First-round co-leader Moriya Jutanugarn of Thailand and Haeji
Kang of South Korea shared second at 3 under. Jutanugarn had a 73,
and Kang shot 69.
Defending champion and second-ranked Stacy Lewis shot a 9-over
80, matching her worst round since the third round of U.S. Women’s
Open last year. She fell from third to a tie for 50th.
Michelle Wie, looking for her first LPGA win in the United
States, rolled in four straight birdies on her back nine and was 4
under until a double bogey, bogey finish for a 73 that dropped her
to 1 under. The 23-year-old was tied for sixth with Karrie Webb,
Hee Young Park and Karine Icher and first-round co-leader Amanda
Blumenherst, who finished with a double bogey for a 75 after losing
a ball on her last hole.