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Stacy Lewis still has high hopes, though she has plenty of work to catch up.
Lewis had been distracted all week with the Friday night awards dinner in which she received LPGA player of the year, the first American to win the biggest award in women's golf since Beth Daniel in 1994.
Lewis had a 72 on Friday, leaving her eight shots behind.
"Pretty frustrating," Lewis said. "My game just hasn't been sharp the last two days. Just been a little off putting, a little off chipping, a little off the iron game. You can kind of see it in the scores. Just haven't quite got things going."
Karrie Webb rolled in a 30-foot eagle putt up the ridge on the 13th to get into the hunt, and a birdie on the last hole gave her a 69. She was in a group at 6-under 138 that included So Yeon Ryu, who was to be honored Friday night as rookie of the year. Ryu won the U.S. Women's Open last year, but she was not an LPGA Tour member.
Michelle Wie was four shots better than her opening round -- a 77 -- that put her in last place in the 73-player field, 24 shots behind. She headed for the practice range and worked on her swing as her parents watched.
The somber moment of the round for every player came on the par-3 17th, where a red golf cart with "OU" painted on one side and the Chicago Cubs logo on the other was sitting on the other side of the bridge. It was a tribute to Doug Brecht, a former Oklahoma women's golf coach and longtime LPGA rules official who died last month at age 62 of complications from the West Nile Virus.
The players stopped at the cart and wrote messages and remembrances for Brecht.
The day ended with some confusion for Yoo, who was unaware of her bad drop until Janet Lindsey talked to her before signing the card.
Yoo's troubles began with a tee shot well right of the fairway and into a bush. She tried to blast it out with a 5-iron, and the ball became lodged. Taking a penalty drop, her arm was well below her shoulder. Yoo punched out, hit on the green and took two putts for a double-bogey 7. Then, it became an 8.
"I didn't try to cheat. I didn't think about my arm's height," Yoo said. "It's my mistake. I'm still only three shots behind. I'm in good position."
That she is. Miyazato and Choi felt a lot better about their position, and not just because they had slightly better scores.
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