05 Nov '11, 10am

Golf: Japan's Ueda takes lead in Mizuno Classic

SHIMA, Japan - Japan's Momoko Ueda shot a bogey-free eight birdies for a 64 to take a three-stroke lead after the second round of the USLPGA Tour Mizuno Classic golf tournament on Saturday. Starting the round one stroke off the pace, the 2007 champion birdied the first hole and completed by firing four consecutive birdies from the 15th for a two-round total of 13-under-par 131. Sakura Yokomine, the top money earner on the Japan tour in 2009, set a new course record of 63 to move up to second place on 134 ahead of fellow Japanese Mayu Hattori, China's Feng Shanshan and American Mina Harigae on 135. "I was surprised when I hit a chip-in-birdie on the 18th hole, because I didn't practice an approach shot today. I really hadn't expected it to go in," said Ueda, who moved to the US tour after her victory here four years ago. "My tee shot on the first hole went into a bunker and...

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