Shin shines in Mexico

Jiyai Shin moved into the lead after the second round of the Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Jiyai Shin moved into the lead after the second round of the Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Shin carded a round of 66, six under par, to move to 11 under overall, three ahead of the rest of the field.
The Korean is a candident for player of the year, and while a win would certainly help her campaign, the 21-year-old is focused on the weekend ahead.
“I just focus on the game this week and not thinking about that at the moment,” she said. “I’m thinking for this week’s tournament and for the win.
Overnight leader Song-Hee Kim suffered through a round of 72, carding five bogeys, to lose her grip on the lead and slip back to fourth.
Michelle Wie matched Shin at six under par, moving up to a tie for second place alongside Paula Creamer. Media darling Wie is looking forward to playing with Shin on Saturday.
“I love playing with her,” said Wie. “She’s a really fun player to play with and I always fell like I can learn from her playing with her, and I think it’s going to be a really fun day tomorrow.”
“The people have been very nice to me here,” she continued. “And just, you know, seeing the people on the golf course, seeing the cheering and stuff, it just makes many he feel good.”
Creamer had begun the day in second place, but lost ground with a round of 69, hurt by a bogey on the par four 14th.
“There’s still a lot of golf left,” she said. “So I’m going to go out the same way I have the past two days and try and make a bunch of birdies and eliminate all of the mistakes that can possibly pop up on this golf course and just keep giving myself chances. That’s all you can ask for.”
Collated second round scores & totals in the LPGA tour Lorena Ochoa Invitational, Guadalajara Country Club, Mexico.
(Kor unless stated, par 72):

133 Jiyai Shin 67 66
136 Paula Creamer (USA) 67 69, Michelle Wie (USA) 70 66
137 Song-Hee Kim 65 72
139 Mariajo Uribe (Col) 67 72, Cristie Kerr (USA) 69 70, Brittany Lincicome (USA) 69 70, Brittany Lang (USA) 69 70, Suzann Pettersen (Nor) 72 67
140 Yani Tseng (Tai) 72 68, Morgan Pressel (USA) 72 68, Lorena Ochoa (Mex) 71 69, Kristy McPherson (USA) 71 69, Mi Jung Hur 70 70
142 Anna Nordqvist (Swe) 73 69, Eun Hee Ji 68 74, Candie Kung (Tai) 73 69
143 Ai Miyazato (Jpn) 71 72, Catriona Matthew 68 75, Katherine Hull (Aus) 70 73
144 Seon Hwa Lee 71 73, Sophie Gustafson (Swe) 75 69
145 Sophia Sheridan (Mex) 72 73, Sun Young Yoo 73 72, Na Yeon Choi 74 71, In Kyung Kim 71 74, Karrie Webb (Aus) 73 72, Laura Davies (Eng) 76 69
146 Ji-Young Oh 74 72, Juli Inkster (USA) 71 75
147 Hee-Won Han 71 76
148 Se Ri Pak 75 73, Angela Stanford (USA) 73 75
149 Lindsey Wright (Aus) 75 74, Hee Young Park 79 70
WD: Natalie Gulbis (USA) 74