Japan’s Mika Miyazato shot a 4-under 68 to take a 2-stroke lead after the second round of the LPGA Tour’s Safeway Classic in North Plains, Ore.
Miyazato, tied for the first-round lead with Sydnee Michaels after a 65, had an 11-under 133 total on Pumpkin Ridge’s Ghost Creek Course.
South Korea’s So Yeon Ryu, the Toledo Classic winner last week, was second after a 68. Ryu and Miyazato, winless in her four seasons on the LPGA Tour, will be paired together again today after playing in the same group the first two days.
Cristie Kerr and Inbee Park shot 70 to reach 8 under, and Michaels had a 72 to join top-ranked Yani Tseng and Paula Creamer at 7 under. Tseng had a 67, and Creamer shot a 69.
Michelle Wie was tied for 11th at 5 under after a 70.
Defending champion John Huston shot a 5-under 67 to take a 1-stroke lead over Brad Faxon after the second round of the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open in Endicott, N.Y.
Huston had a 12-under 132 total in the Champion Tour event at En-Joie Golf Club. Faxon shot a 66.
Faxon had eight birdies and one-putted 12 greens.
Willie Wood and Peter Senior were three strokes back at 9 under. Wood had a 68, and Senior shot 67.
Michael Weaver opened a big lead and hung on to beat Justin Thomas 3-and-2 to advance to the final of the U.S. Amateur championship at the Cherry Hills Country Club in Cherry Hills Village, Colo.
Weaver will face Steven Fox in today’s 36-hole match-play championship. Fox won his semifinal 2-up over Brandon Hagy, who is Weaver’s teammate at the University of California at Berkeley.