Ochoa maintains lead

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:39 IST

Lorena Ochoa shot a 4-under 68 in windy conditions to take a two-stroke lead over Brittany Lincicome in the Takefuji Classic on Friday.

Ochoa maintains lead

Las Vegas:

Lorena Ochoa shot a 4-under 68 in windy conditions to take a two-stroke lead over Brittany Lincicome in the Takefuji Classic on Friday. After an opening 63 in ideal conditions the previous day, Ochoa didn't tee off until noon and had to contend with afternoon gusts. She was at 13-under 131 through two days of the 54-hole US LPGA Tour event. Lincicome completed most of her round of 65 before the wind kicked up, as did Paula Creamer and Seon Hwa Lee, both three strokes back at 10 under. Creamer shot a 64, and Lee had a 67. Shi Hyun Ahn (70) was four shots off Ochoa's pace. Weather blues The sky was overcast and, although only a few drops of rain fell during the day, play was halted for 38 minutes in the afternoon because of lightning. Ochoa was on the back nine, 3 under for the day and 12 under for the tournament, when play was interrupted. When play resumed, she went par, birdie, par to complete the round. She holed a 12-footer for birdie on No 17. Creamer rolled in a 35-foot birdie putt on No. 9, which began a string of four birdies in five holes. Ward, who led from start to finish last year and finished 16 under, shot a second-round 71 this time and was tied for 13th at 6-under 138. (AP)

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