ROGERS, Ark. (AP) Na Ye Choi matched her LPGA Tour career low with an 8-under 63 on Saturday to surge to the top of the leaderboard at 13 under in the NW Arkansas Championship.
Choi, the South Korean player who won the season-opening Coates Golf Championship for her eighth LPGA Tour title, made a 45-foot eagle putt on the 18th hole for a back-nine 29.
She finished her rain-delayed first round with a 66 early Saturday morning, and took the lead with her final putt of the second round.
Mi Jung Hur and Anna Nordqvist were tied for second at 11 under. Hur completed a first-round 63 and shot a 68 in the second. Nordqvist birdied the final hole for a second-round 66.
Defending champion and local favorite Stacy Lewis topped the group at 9 under. She had a second-round 65.