SINGAPORE (AFP) – World number one Ko Jin-young of South Korea fired a five-under-par 67 to share the second-round lead with compatriot Amy Yang on Friday at the HSBC Women’s World Championship.
Ko was two shots off the pace at the beginning of the day but got off to a good start with an opening birdie, before sinking another pair of birdies on holes seven and eight.
She reeled in another two birdies on her closing three holes at the Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore.
Yang also carded 67, firing seven birdies and two bogeys, keeping her on course for her fifth LPGA victory.
The leaders hold a one-shot advantage over Canada’s Brooke Henderson, American Megan Khang and Thai Atthaya Thitikul after the trio returned with 68s to share third place.