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Golf: Park leads after 36 holes at storm-hit LPGA

South Korea's Park Hee-Young remained atop the leaderboard after completion of the storm-delayed second round of the LPGA Kingsmill Championship.

WILLIAMSBURG, United States: South Korea's Park Hee-Young remained atop the leaderboard on Saturday after completion of the storm-delayed second round of the LPGA Kingsmill Championship.

Park fired a three-under par 68 on Friday to seize a one-stroke lead before darkness fell on a day when rain soaked the course and delayed the start by more than three hours at the US$1.3 million event.

Park finished on eight-under 134 after 36 holes, one stroke in front of Americans Stacy Lewis, Brittany Lang and Lizette Salas, with Salas the only one of the trio to finish on Saturday.

Another stroke adrift were Spain's Azahara Munoz and American Lexi Thompson on 136. Both were among the 72 players to complete their rounds Saturday.

Lewis and New Zealand teen Lydia Ko each have the chance to dethrone south Korean Park In-bee and become world number one this week.

Ko, who completed a 68 on Saturday to stand four off the pace in a share of 12th, must win the event to have a chance to take the top spot on Monday.

Lewis, who won the most recent prior LPGA event two weeks ago in Texas, must win or finish alone in second to anyone but Ko.

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