Dori Carter might have gotten a bit ahead of herself late in the second round of the Kia Classic in Carlsbad, Calif. She still left everyone else behind.
After birdieing six of the first seven holes on the back nine, Carter bogeyed the final two holes for an 8-under 64. The round was her lowest in competition and broke the Aviara course record.
Winless on the LPGA Tour, the former University of Mississippi player had 11 birdies and three bogeys. At 10-under 134, she had a 2-stroke lead over Stacy Lewis and Cristie Kerr.
Lewis shot 66, and Kerr had a 68.
Asia had two wins and two halves in the five foursomes matches at the EurAsia Cup, with Europe needing a late rally in the other match to hold a 7-3 lead after two days at Glenmarie Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Prayad Marksaeng of Thailand and South Korea’s Kim Hyung-sung had a 4-and-3 win over the Danish team of Thomas Bjorn and Thorjorn Olesen in the first result of the day.
Then Anirban Lahiri and Siddikur Rahman closed out a 1-up victory over Joost Luiten and Victor Dubuisson after Asia led 2-up with two to play.
Europe, which led 5-0 after winning all fourball matches Thursday, then gained two halves before Graeme McDowell and Jamie Donaldson combined to give the visitors their only full point of day two.
McDowell and Donaldson, 1-down with three to play, rallied for a 2-and-1 win over Gaganjeet Bhullar and Nicholas Fung.
The teams will play 10 singles matches today, when Europe will need just 3.5 points to clinch the first trophy in the Ryder Cup-style event.