Jutanugarn clings on to lead in Virginia

Thai teenager Ariya Jutanugarn found the going much tougher on day two of the Kingsmill Championship but managed to cling on to a one-shot lead in Virginia.

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The 17-year-old used a blistering start to sign for an opening round of 64 on Thursday, good for a two-shot lead.

On Friday, however, she cancelled out three birdies on the opening nine with three bogeys coming back for a par 71.

However, Cristie Kerr, her closest challenger on Thursday, could do no better to drop into a share of fourth, and so it was Angela Stanford and Stacy Lewis who took over in second place, having shown their consistency with rounds of 68 matching their opening efforts.

Nobody else in the field could match 68 on Friday, with Suzann Pettersen and Sandra Gal firing 69s to join Kerr on five under.So Yeon Ryu, third overnight after a round of 67, dropped into a share of seventh with a round of 71.



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