Inbee Park took the second-round lead Friday in the Kraft Nabisco Championship in Rancho Mirage, Calif., making three birdies in a row early on the back nine and rebounding from a wind-blown bogey with four straight pars.
Finishing in gusty conditions on another hot afternoon at Mission Hills, the 24-year-old South Korean player shot a 5-under 67 to reach 7 under.
American Lizette Salas was a stroke back after a 68, and Sweden’s Carolina Hedwall and Italy’s Giulia Sergas followed at 5 under. Hedwall shot 68, and Sergas had a 69.
MCILROY MOVES IN TEXAS
Rory McIlroy matched the low round of the day with a 5-under 67 and pulled to three shots behind leader Billy Horschel (7-under 136) at the Texas Open in San Antonio, continuing his final preparations for next week’s Masters in Augusta, Ga. Three players are two shots back at 6 under..