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Se Ri Pak and Suzann Pettersen will go into the third round of the LPGA State Farm Classic sharing a one-shot lead.

Se Ri Pak and Suzann Pettersen will go into the third round of the LPGA State Farm Classic with a one-shot lead.
Korean Pak remained bogey-free for the tournament after the second day on the Panther Creek Country Club course, having carded 10 birdies throughout to keep a share of the lead, and will be in prime position to capture her first win in two years.
For her part, the 31-year-old Hall of Famer golfer Pak was self-effacing about her play so far.
“You miss here and there, it’s easy to make bogeys,” she said. “Golf is a pretty silly game.
“Of course, I got scores that [are] still really good. I was pretty lucky couple times. I still feel really great two for next two days.”
Co-leader Pettersen nearly didn’t even play, after starting the day feeling under the weather.
“I didn’t start too well,” she said. “I woke up and thought I wasn’t going to play. I have a slight flu coming. I was sitting in the fitness trailer for quite a while, trying to consider if I was going to play or not, thinking one week ahead. Our second major is just around the corner.”
Despite feeling ill and wary of the approaching the LPGA Championship is next week at Bulle Rock, the Norwegian rocketed up the leaderboard to claim her share of the lead with a bogey-free 6-under-par 66 – crediting her success on the day to her fitness.
“I love working out,” she said. “It’s not just something I do just because someone’s told me. For me it’s also about preventing injuries.
“For me, my fitness kind of builds on my swing. Finally my technique is allowing me to kind of get a use of the power I have in my body.”
The leading duo head into the third round just one shot ahead of five-person logjam that includes Young Lee, Moira Dunn, Kristy McPherson, Helen Alfredsson and Kris Tamulis.
Among those missing the cut were Kraft Nabisco Championship winner Brittany Lincicome and Hall of Famer Karrie Webb.
All the second round scores & totals in the LPGA Tour LPGA State Farm Classic, Panther Creek CC, Springfield, Illinois, United States of America.
(USA unless stated, par 72):

134 Se Ri Pak (Kor) 66 68, Suzann Pettersen (Nor) 68 66
135 Jee Young Lee (Kor) 66 69, Moira Dunn 69 66, Kristy McPherson 69 66, Helen Alfredsson (Swe) 72 63, Kris Tamulis 67 68
136 Ji-Yai Shin (Kor) 69 67
137 Seon Hwa Lee (Kor) 69 68, Karen Stupples (Eng) 69 68, In Kyung Kim (Kor) 69 68, Juli Inkster 72 65, Meaghan Francella 69 68, Amy Hung (Tha) 71 66, Angela Stanford 70 67
138 Joo Mi Kim (Kor) 70 68, Taylor Leon 69 69, Morgan Pressel 69 69, Amy Yang 69 69, Hee-Won Han (Kor) 69 69, Cristie Kerr 69 69, Katie Futcher 71 67, Michelle Wie 70 68, Ashleigh Simon (Rsa) 70 68, Janice Moodie (Sco) 69 69, Katherine Hull (Aus) 70 68
139 Mi-Hyun Kim (Kor) 70 69, Eunjung Yi (Kor) 72 67, Jin young Pak (Kor) 69 70, Beth Bader 69 70, In-Bee Park (Kor) 69 70, Shanshan Feng (Chn) 69 70
140 Anja Monke (Ger) 68 72, Young Kim (Kor) 70 70, Sarah-jane Smith (Aus) 70 70, Song-Hee Kim (Kor) 71 69, Christina Kim 72 68, Jackie Gallagher-Smith 72 68, Marisa Baena 69 71, Paula Creamer 69 71, Vicky Hurst 72 68, Natalie Gulbis 68 72, Mikaela Parmlid (Swe) 70 70, Allison Hanna-Williams 71 69, Hee Young Park (Kor) 70 70, Kyeong Bae (Kor) 71 69
141 Sun Young Yoo (Kor) 72 69, Meena Lee (Kor) 70 71, Anna Grzebien 71 70, Diana D’Alessio 70 71, Sarah Lee 69 72, Pat Hurst 69 72, Brittany Lang 69 72, Meredith Duncan 69 72, Stephanie Louden 71 70, Ya-Ni Tseng (Tai) 69 72, Ai Miyazato (Jpn) 73 68, Soo-Yun Kang (Kor) 69 72, Anna Nordqvist 74 67
142 Chella Choi (Kor) 71 71, Eun Hee Ji (Kor) 70 72, Haeji Kang (Kor) 74 68, Julieta Granada (Par) 69 73, Anna Rawson (Aus) 71 71, Karine Icher (Fra) 70 72, Teresa Lu (Tai) 73 69, Na Yeon Choi (Kor) 72 70, Becky Morgan (Wal) 73 69, Laura Diaz 73 69, Karin Sjodin (Swe) 71 71, Sarah Kemp (Aus) 72 70, Nicole Castrale 70 72
—————The following players failed to make the cut———————-
143 Wendy Doolan (Aus) 73 70, Mika Miyazato (Jpn) 70 73, Giulia Sergas (Ita) 74 69, Jamie Hullett 72 71, Karrie Webb (Aus) 72 71, Wendy Ward 74 69, Kim Hall 72 71, Russy Gulyanamitta (Tha) 71 72, Sung Ah Yim (Kor) 74 69, Lisa Strom 76 67, Alena Sharp (Can) 70 73, Erica Blasberg 73 70, Audra Burks 73 70
144 Minea Blomqvist (Fin) 71 73, Jennifer Rosales (Phi) 73 71, Becky Lucidi 75 69, Stacy Prammanasudh 73 71, Young-A Yang (Kor) 73 71, Il Mi Chung (Kor) 71 73, Shi Hyun Ahn (Kor) 74 70, Paige Mackenzie 75 69, Brandi Jackson 71 73, Michelle McGann 72 72, Carolina Llano 72 72, Jimin Kang (Kor) 75 69, Carri Wood 73 71, Barb Mucha 75 69
145 Lindsey Wright (Aus) 70 75, Heather Young 77 68, Na Ri Kim (Kor) 72 73, Maria Hjorth (Swe) 74 71, Leah Wigger 70 75, Ji-Young Oh (Kor) 74 71, Sophie Giquel (Fra) 72 73, Sophie Gustafson (Swe) 72 73, Marcy Hart 73 72, Mi Jung Hur (Kor) 73 72
146 Candace Schepperle 72 74, Irene Cho 74 72, Brandie Burton 74 72, Young Jo (Kor) 73 73, Vicki Goetze-Ackerman 72 74, Shiho Oyama (Jpn) 74 72, Rachel Hetherington (Aus) 73 73, Jimin Jeong 73 73, Laura Davies (Eng) 69 77
147 Reilley Rankin 73 74, Brittany Lincicome 75 72, Michele Redman 75 72, Sandra Gal (Ger) 69 78, Mindy Kim 73 74, Louise Friberg (Swe) 74 73, Momoko Ueda (Jpn) 76 71, Birdie Kim (Kor) 74 73, Stacy Lewis 70 77, Hye Jung Choi (Kor) 75 72
148 Maggie Will 75 73, Louise Stahle (Swe) 76 72
149 Jeanne Cho-Hunicke 75 74, Eva Dahllof (Swe) 76 73, Angela Park (Bra) 69 80
150 Michelle Ellis 75 75
151 Allison Fouch 78 73, Jeehae Lee (Kor) 71 80
152 Aree Song (Kor) 75 77, Mollie Fankhauser 74 78, Candie Kung (Tai) 76 76
153 Lorie Kane (Can) 80 73, Charlotte Mayorkas 76 77
154 Jane Park 76 78
157 Dorothy Delasin 75 82

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