Thursday, December 01, 2011

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Christine Song shot a 2-under 70 on Thursday in windy conditions on LPGA International's Legends Course to take a two-stroke lead over former UCLA star Stephanie Kono after the second round of the 90-hole LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament.

Song had an 8-under 136 total. She opened with a 66 on Wednesday on the Champions Course.

``The wind was tough today,'' the 20-year-old Song said. ``When it was blowing, it was really blowing.''

Kono, an amateur, had a 71 on the Legends Course.

``The wind picked up on the back nine, where it was definitely a two-club wind at times,'' Kono said. ``This is not an easy course and, with the wind, it's a beast.''

Jennie Lee, Jacqui Concolino and Rebecca Durham were 2 under. Lee had a 71, and Concolino shot a 72, both on the Legends Course. Durham had a 71 on the Champions Course.

Seventeen-year-old Ginger Howard, trying to become only the fourth black player on the LPGA Tour, was 5 over after a 79 on the Legends Course.

The top 40 and ties will receive 2012 LPGA Tour membership.


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