Lydia Ko of New Zealand reacts after sinking a birdie putt on the 18th green during the second round of the KEB Hana Bank Championship golf tournament at Sky72 Golf Club in Incheon, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Ahn Young-joon
October 16, 2015

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) Lydia Ko made an 18-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a 7-under 65 and a one-stroke lead Friday in the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship.

The 18-year-old South Korean-born New Zealander moved into position to regain the No. 1 spot in the world from South Korean star Inbee Park, one of her playing partners Friday. Ko would take the top spot with a victory and also could move up under other scenarios.

Ko had a 10-under 134 total on Sky 72's Ocean Course.

Park was tied for 25th at 3 under after a 72.

American Lexi Thompson was second after a 67.

Sung Hyun Park, the first-round leader after a course-record 62, had a 74 to drop into a tie for third at 8 under with fellow South Korean player Yoon-Ji Cho.

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