Korda, Pace share Blue Bay lead

Jessica Korda and Lee-Anne Pace are in a share of the lead of the Blue Bay LPGA tournament after Saturday’s second round.

After persistent rain on Friday forced officials cut the event from 72 to 54 holes, play on the wet course was once again delayed on Saturday.

Korda, the first round leader with a 66 on Thursday, started her round of 67 with a double bogey to fall off the pace somewhat, but bounced back with a seven-birdie run in 14 holes to move back to 11-under.

South Africa’s Pace, who carded a 67 on her first round, sunk seven birdies and made one bogey in her round of 66 to move on shot in front of South Korea’s Chella Choi, who also signed for a 66 on her card to go into the final round on 10-under.

Americans Michelle Wie and Brittany Lang both carded a birdie on the final hole to join China’s Shanshan Feng at nine-under. All three notched 68s on the day.

The tournament is the fourth in a six-tournament Asian Swing, with the LPGA Taiwan Championship is next week and the Mizuno Classic in Japan the week thereafter.