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Lang edges ahead od Pressel and Creamer in Honda LPGA Thailand event

2/27/2009

American Brittany Lang shot a 3-under 69 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead over compatriots Morgan Pressel and Paula Creamer after the second round of the $1.45 million Honda LPGA Thailand event

Lang used long drives to produce her second straight bogey-free round, giving her a two-day total of 7-under 137 at the 6,477-yard Siam Country Club's Pattaya Plantation Course.


Lang, ranked No. 37 in the world, is chasing her first LPGA victory after having previously finished second at both the 2008 Sybase Classic and the 2005 U.S. Women's Open as an amateur.

Pressel, the youngest major champion at age 18 when she hoisted the 2007 Kraft Nabisco Championship trophy, hit successive birdies to finish with a 68.

In her trademark pink outfit, crowd favorite Creamer stumbled to bogeys on the first and third holes but shook off the early rust to finish with a 70.

Two shots off the lead in a share for fourth were American Angela Stanford (71) and first-round leader Jin Joo Hong of South Korea (73).

The world's top-ranked player, Lorena Ochoa of Mexico, improved after a mediocre opening round Thursday, firing a 69 to move three strokes off the lead.

Even with Ochoa at 4 under were South Korea's Eun-Hee Ji (67), Japan's Mika Miyazato (67), Sweden's Helen Alfredsson (72) and American Kristy McPherson (72).

Leaderboard – Round 2:

1. Brittany Lang                    USA  68 69 137 - 7
2. Morgan Pressel                 USA  70 68 138 - 6
    Paula Creamer                 USA  68 70 138 - 6
4. Angela Stanford                USA  68 71 139 - 5
    Jin Joo Hong                    KOR  66 73 139 - 5
6. Eun-Hee Ji                       KOR  73 67 140 - 4
    Mika Miyazato                   JPN  73 67 140 - 4
    Lorena Ochoa                   MEX  71 69 140 - 4
    Helen Alfredsson              SWE  68 72 140 - 4
    Kristy McPherson               USA  68 72 140 - 4

Source: AP, LPGA Tour

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