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Feng, Park tied for Manulife LPGA lead

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[June 07, 2014]  Shanshan Feng of China shot a 6-under-par 65 and moved into a tie with defending champion Hee Young Park for the second-round lead in the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic on Friday in Waterloo, Ontario.

Feng, who opened with a 66 on Thursday, and Park were at 11-under 131 on the par-71 Grey Silo Golf Course. One shot behind was American Michelle Wie, who shot at 67 after opening with a 65.

Feng had six birdies and no bogeys in the second round.

"Well, I think I have a habit that I don't really look at a scoreboard during my play, so until you tell me, I don't know I'm leading," Feng said. "Of course I'm really happy about my playing today because it's a bogey-free round again, six birdies. I think I did pretty well."

Park, the co-leader with Wie after the first round, also was steady with five birdies and no bogeys. Park won the event last year in a playoff against Angela Stanford.

"I putted really a lot better than last couple weeks this week, yesterday and today," Park said. "Even if everything's not going in, I see it going really close to the hole. So I'm really happy with my stroke and I just need to hit more shots a little bit more closer because there's obviously a lot of opportunities here. Just trying to make a lot of birdies."

Anna Nordqvist shot the low round of the tournament so far with a 7-under 64 and moved into fourth place at 133.

"I think I hit all fairways and all greens, so that makes it a little bit easier," Nordqvist said. "I'm a little bit disappointed with the last couple holes because I hit a lot of good putts that didn't go in. Last one I left it about a roll short dead in the middle."

Nordqvist, bidding for her third victory of the year, carded seven birdies and no bogeys.

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Xi Yu Lin of China rounded out the top five at 8 under after a second consecutive 67.

South Korean Inbee Park, ranked No. 2 in the world, was in a group at 7-under 135 after shooting a 66.

American Stacy Lewis, the world's No. 1 ranked player, fell off the pace at 4-under 138 after shooting a 69 for the second day in a row.


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