Lewis holds lead in Thailand

  • Posted: Saturday, February 23, 2013 12:31 a.m.

CHONBURI, Thailand — Stacy Lewis shot a 3-under 69 Friday to keep her three-stroke lead after the second round of the LPGA Thailand.

Lewis had five birdies and two bogeys to follow up her 63 Thursday for a 12-under 132 total, replicating her 2012 form that made her the first American to win the LPGA Player of the Year award since Beth Daniel in 1994.

“It’s always hard to follow up a really good day. I thought if I could shoot 4 or 5 under that would still be a really solid day. I almost got there but it was kind of up and down – I definitely left a few out there,” said Lewis, who is looking for her first title since the 2012 Mizuno Classic. “I didn’t hit it as good today, but I made some putts on the back nine and still have a three-shot lead, so I can’t complain.”

Thai teenager Ariya Jutanugarn shot a 66 to move into second place.

Kim takes lead on Web.com Tour

PANAMA CITY — After two rounds at the Panama Claro Championship, Dae-Hyun Kim holds a two-shot lead at 7-under.

Kim shot a 2-under 70 on Friday, which included five birdies and three bogeys. He leads Kevin Foley and Len Mattiace, who shot a 5-under 65 that included an eagle on the par-5 fourth hole.

North Augusta and USC Aiken product Scott Brown carded an even-par 70 to land in a tie for 20th place at 2-under, and South Aiken and Georgia alum Kevin Kisner missed the cut after a 3-over 73 left him at 3-over for the week.

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