Jessica Korda leads Mobile Bay LPGA Classic

Jessica Korda shot a 7-under 65 on Friday to take a one-stroke

lead over Karrie Webb after the second round of the Mobile Bay LPGA


Korda had seven birdies in her second straight bogey-free round

to reach 13-under on The Crossings course at the Robert Trent Jones

Golf Trail’s Magnolia Grove complex.

”I’m hitting the ball good and I’m having a lot of fun out

there,” Korda said. ”I feel really comfortable out here. This is

definitely one of the stops I wanted to come back to and I hope we

can keep this event as long as possible because I really like


The daughter of former tennis players Petr Korda and Regina

Raichrtova, the 20-year-old Korda won the 2012 Women’s Australian

Open for her lone LPGA Tour title.

”Really the tournament starts back nine on Sunday,” Korda

said. ”So right now, it’s great to have the lead and I feel


Webb also had a bogey-free round, birdieing the last three holes

for a 63.

The 38-year-old Webb won the last of her 38 LPGA Tour titles in

2011. The Australian played alongside Korda and Brittany Lincicome

the first two rounds.

”When you’re playing with Jess and Brittany, if I hit a really

good one I’m 20 yards behind them,” Webb said. ”In certain parts

of the golf course where they can carry parts that I can’t, I’m 40

yards behind them, so I’m the little short one out there trying to

keep up with the big girls.”

Korda birdied three of the four par-5 holes.

”I reached every single one today, so that’s been really

nice,” Korda said. ”Yeah, we give Webby a hard time. She did

outdrive me on the first hole today and she’s like, `What’s going

on?’ And I’m like, `Did you work out last night?’ . We were just

keeping it kind of light out there and having a good time.”

Chella Choi was two strokes back at 11 under after a 66.

”Today and yesterday my putting was really good,” Choi said.

”My confidence is better.”

Sydnee Michaels had a course-record 62 to join Pornanong Phatlum

(65) and Thidapa Suwannapura (67) at 10 under.

Defending champion Stacy Lewis was 4 under after her second

straight 70. She had a double bogey in the par-3 14th after hitting

in the water.

Michelle Wie missed the cut with rounds of 74 and 75. Lincicome

also missed the cut, shooting 75-70.