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Jeon maintains first-place position

NAGAOKA, Niigata Pref. (Kyodo) Overnight leader and defending champion Jeon Mi Jeong carded a flawless 4-under 68 to hold a four-shot lead after the second round of the Yonex Ladies on Saturday.

South Korean Jeon had four birdies, including three in her first six holes, to reach 8-under 136 at Yonex Country Club.

U.S. LPGA player Mika Miyazato also shot a 68 to sit alone in second.