Yani Tseng moved into the lead during the second round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship, the first major tournament of the year on golf’s LPGA Tour.
Tseng, the world’s No. 1-ranked women’s golfer, is 8 under par for the tournament after consecutive rounds of 4-under 68 at the Dinah Shore Course at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California. Tseng, 23, of Taiwan, won the title in 2010 and was runner-up to Stacy Lewis of the U.S. last year.
She’s two shots ahead of South Korea’s Sun Young Yoo and three ahead of Na Yeon Choi and Se Ri Pak, also of South Korea; Candie Kung of Taiwan, and Australia’s Lindsey Wright, who has yet to begin her second round.
Tseng is the youngest golfer of either gender to win five major championships. She’s won two straight tournaments and three of the first five on the tour this year.
First-round leader Amy Yang of South Korea dropped back into a tie for seventh at 4 under after a 2-over 74 today.
Lewis, who last year became the fourth golfer to make the Kraft Nabisco her first title on the tour, is at 1 over.
Michelle Wie, who will graduate from Stanford University in June with a degree in communications, is 14 shots behind Tseng and probably will miss the cut after rounds of 73 and 77.
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