South Korea’s Inbee Park birdied her final two holes for a 7-under 64 and a one-stroke lead Friday in the inaugural Manulife Financial LPGA Classic.
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The 2008 U.S. Women’s Open champion had a 9-under 133 total at Grey Silo.
Seven players were unable to complete play Friday because of darkness. Rain Thursday forced the suspension of first-round play until Friday morning, delaying the start of the second round.
China’s Shanshan Feng, coming off a major victory two weeks ago in the LPGA Championship, was a stroke back along with Brittany Lang and South Korea’s Hee Kyung Seo. Feng and Seo shot 68, and Lang had a 65.
Sandra Changkija, the first-round leader after a 63, was 7 under after a 72.
Second-ranked Stacy Lewis, a two-time winner this season, was 6 under after a 64.
Michelle Wie, trying to break out of a season-long slump, shot her second straight 70, breaking par for only the third time in 19 rounds this year. She also made her first cut of the season.