June 25, 2009

Shin Surges In Front

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Jiyai Shin is looking for her second win this season on the LPGA Tour.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- South Korean star Jiyai Shin shot a 4-under 68 and for a three-stroke lead at the storm-plagued Wegmans LPGA.

Play was interrupted by thunderstorms for nearly five hours Friday, then called off for the day at 8:37 p.m. Dozens of players will complete their second round Saturday morning.

Shin, seeking her fifth tour win in 11 months, moved to 11-under 133, a record low at the demanding Locust Hill course in suburban Rochester.

Morgan Pressel was at 8 under through 13 holes, one better than Kristy McPherson on the same hole. Michelle Wie also was at 7 under through 10 holes.

First-round leader Sandra Gal of Germany, blaming fatigue for a string of wayward tee shots, shot a 1-over 73 to drop to 7 under.