Karine Icher ties course record with 62, leads ShopRite LPGA

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) Karine Icher matched the Bay Course record with a 9-under 62 on Saturday to take the second-round lead in the ShopRite LPGA Classic.

The 31-year-old French player, winless on the tour, had nine birdies in a 13-hole stretch in the round that started on No. 10 at Stockton Seaview. She tied the record on the Donald Ross-designed course set by Laura Davies in 2005 and matched by Jimin Kang that year and Jennifer Johnson in 2014.

Icher began the run on Nos. 14 and 15, added two more on 17 and 18, ran off four straight on 3-6 and reached 12 under on the eighth. She had only 23 putts in the lowest round of her LPGA Tour career.

Japan's Haru Nomura, a two-time winner this year, and South Korea's Na Yeon Choi were a stroke back at 11 under. Nomura had a 66, and Choi birdied five of the last eight in a 64. Defending champion Anna Nordqvist, tied for the first-round lead after a 64, had a 68 to drop to fourth at 10 under.

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