Stanford seizes lead midway into Ochoa Invitational
10 Nov 2012 - 00:47:45
American Angela Stanford fired four birdies in a row on her way to a five-under par 67 on Friday to seize the lead after Friday's second round of the $1 million LPGA Lorena Ochoa Invitational.
Stanford stood on 11-under par 133 after 36 holes with South Korean Inbee Park second on 135 and American Cristie Kerr another stroke off the pace.
Stanford birdied the par-4 second and began her run of four birdies in a row at the par-4 seventh, following with birdies at the par-3 eighth and par-5 ninth and 10th holes.
She also answered a bogey at the 15th with a birdie at the 16th to stay atop the field at the 36-woman event, the last tournament before next week's season-ending LPGA Titleholders event in Florida.
Taiwan's Candie Kung, South Korean So Yeon Ryu and American Stacy Lewis shared fourth on 137 with South Korean I.K. Kim and France's Karine Icher another stroke adrift.