Jang leads Ko, and Icher giving France a reason for cheer
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) Ha Na Jang of South Korea shot a 7-under 65 and has a two-shot lead over New Zealand's Lydia Ko halfway through the CME Group Tour Championship.
Jang had eight birdies and one bogey Friday to get to 10 under for the tournament. Ko survived giving back three shots within a two-hole span late in her round to stay in the mix. She remains in control of year-end honors, such as player of the year, the LPGA's scoring title and a $1 million bonus.
Ko is at 8-under 136.
Jennifer Song (69) and Cristie Kerr (69) of the U.S. are in third at 7 under. Brittany Lincicome, Gerina Piller and Karine Icher - playing with her French homeland in mind - are four shots off the lead.