Lewis and Lang share lead at halfway in LPGA’s Sime Darby Malaysia

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Stacy Lewis carded eight birdies and a double bogey Friday to move into a first-place tie.
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Series: LPGA Tour

Published: Friday, October 14, 2011 | 3:27 p.m.

Americans Stacy Lewis and Brittany Lang shared the lead Friday after the second round of LPGA Tour's Sime Darby Malaysia.

Lewis shot a 6-under 65 and Lang finished with a 67 at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club.


The Sime Darby Malaysia is the second stop in the LPGA Tour's autumn Asian Swing, which also includes events in South Korea, Taiwan and Japan.

Lewis dropped two strokes at the par-4 ninth, but made eight birdies for a 9-under 133 total.

“I struggled last week and so it’s nice to just get out there and shoot some good scores,” Lewis said. “And seeing putts going in is always a good thing.”

Na Yeon Choi of South Korea and Dewi Claire Schreefel of the Netherlands each shot 68s to tie for third, a stroke behind the leaders.

Azahara Munoz of Spain was 7 under with a 68, while top-ranked Yani Tseng of Taiwan (67), Michelle Wie (68) of the United States and Kim In-Kyung (68) of South Korea were a stroke back.

Suzann Pettersen had a 69 to trail the leaders by four shots, while Paula Creamer (67) was another stroke back.

Play was suspended for 3 hours during the day because of a heavy thunderstorm, but all golfers finished their rounds.