June 25, 2009

Shin Surges In Front

Jiyai Shin leads Morgan Pressel by three after posting a 68 during a storm-plagued second round

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

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.