Mexico City, Mexico (SportsNetwork.com) – Christina Kim fired a second-round,
3-under 69 on Friday and she was able to hang on and maintain her 1-shot lead
heading into the weekend at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational.
Kim, who entered the day one shot ahead of Azahara Munoz, finished 36 holes at
10-under-par 134 at Club de Golf Mexico. Kim has not won on tour since taking
home the Tournament of Champions title back in 2005.
Paula Creamer was the biggest threat to Kim on Friday as she held the lead by
herself at one point. Creamer finished the day with a 7-under 65 and she is
alone in second at 9-under 135.
Suzann Pettersen also had a strong day, shooting a 6-under 66 and jumping into
a tie for third place with Pornanong Phatlum (68), 17-year-old LPGA Rookie of
the Year Lydia Ko (69) and Munoz (71).
World No. 1 Inbee Park is alone in 10th at 4-under 140 after a 70 on Friday,
while world No. 2 Stacy Lewis (70) is tied for 27th at 2-over 146. Defending
champion Lexi Thompson (72) is eight shots back at minus-2 and she is tied for
14th with four others.
MORE TO FOLLOW.