Sunrise Championship: Paced by ace, Suzann Pettersen widens lead in Taiwan

Suzann Pettersen
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A hole-in-one on Friday helped Suzann Pettersen to a five-shot lead in the Sunrise Championship.
Associated Press

Series: LPGA Tour

Published: Friday, October 25, 2013 | 8:44 a.m.

YANGMEI, Taiwan (AP) -- Paced by a hole-in-one, defending champion Suzann Pettersen shot a 3-under 69 to take a five-stroke lead after the second round at the Sunrise Championship on Friday.

Pettersen's ace on the 133-yard second hole helped her finish at 7 under after 36 holes, comfortably ahead of Sun Young Yoo and Carlota Ciganda at 2 under.

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"It was a very good shot," the Norwegian said. "I called the shot, hit it exactly how I wanted and was fortunate enough that I had a good break."

Pettersen's hole-in-one, the 19th on the U.S. LPGA Tour this year, came on one of the two holes she bogeyed on Thursday en route to a 68.

Her drive on Friday landed near the center of the green, about 10 yards from the cup, before rolling in.

Yani Tseng, the 2011 Sunrise champion, shot a 6-over 78, leaving her 17 strokes off the pace.