July 24, 2009

Miyazato joins Evian Masters leaders

Japan's Ai Miyazato shot 6-under-par Friday to join Becky Brewerton and Na Yeon Choi at the top through 36 holes at the LPGA's Evian Masters in France.

The trio has compiled two-round totals of 9-under 135 at the Evian Masters Golf Club in Evian-les-Bains.

I feel great, Miyazato said. I mean this is my fifth time at Evian so I have been playing here for years.

Obviously there's a touch of disappointment because I got to 11-under, said Brewerton, also a co-leader after Thursday's first round. This is a really tough course to not have any bogeys.

Another first-round co-leader, In-Kyung Kim (69), is alone in fourth place at 8-under 136.

World No. 1 Lorena Ochoa followed a 3-over 75 with a 3-under 69 and is even-par 144, tied for 43rd.

Among the golfers missing the 3-over 147 cut were Stacy Prammanasudh (150) and Christina Kim (151).