Defending champion Na Yeon Choi took a 2-stroke lead in the LPGA Malaysia, shooting a 4-under 67 in hot and humid conditions in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to reach 10 under.
The U.S. Women’s Open winner in July for her first major title and only victory of the year, Choi was 11 under after birdies on Nos. 12 and 13.
The South Korean player bogeyed the par-3 17th and closed with a par at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club.
American Sydnee Michaels was second after a 65. Norway’s Suzann Pettersen shot a tournament-record 64 to match American Lizette Salas and Japan’s Momoko Ueda and Mika Miyazato at 7 under. Salas had a hole-in-one on the par-3 15th in her 67. Ueda also shot 67, and Miyazato had a 69.
Dan Forsman shot a 7-under 65 to take a 1-stroke lead over Fred Funk, David Frost and Larry Mize after the first round of the Greater Hickory Classic in Conover, N.C.
Forsman had eight birdies and a bogey at Rock Barn Golf and Spa’s Jones Course. He won the season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship in Hawaii in January for his third Champions Tour title.
Frost and Mize had bogey-free rounds, and Funk had four birdies and a closing eagle on the par-5 18th.
Defending champion Mark Wiebe and Jay Don Blake shot 67. Wiebe had a hole-in-one on No. 3.
England’s Ross Fisher shot a 4-under 67 in the second round of the Portugal Masters to increase his lead to 3 strokes in Vilamoura, Portugal.
Scotland’s Stephen Gallacher and Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger were tied for second. Wiesberger had a 65, and Gallacher a 70.
European Ryder Cup player Martin Kaymer and captain Jose Maria Olazabal missed the cut.