Lydia Ko, of New Zealand, lines up her putt on the sixth green during the final round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament at CordeValle, Sunday, July 10, 2016, in San Martin, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Eric Risberg
July 15, 2016

SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) Lydia Ko shot a 5-under 66 in windy conditions Friday for a share of the Marathon Classic lead with Hyo Joo Kim.

The top-ranked Ko, the 2014 tournament winner, had six birdies and one bogey at Highland Meadows to match Kim at 8-under 134. Kim, tied for the first-round lead with Mirim Lee and Haru Nomura, had a 68.

Ko won in consecutive weeks in Southern California this year, the second the major ANA Inspiration. The 19-year-old New Zealander tied for third last week in the U.S. Women's Open in California.

Kim won the season-opening event in the Bahamas for her third career title.

Alison Lee and Ha Na Jang were a stroke back. Alison Lee birdied the last three holes for a 66. Jang shot 67. She has two victories this season.

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