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David Smail of New Zealand maintained his two-stroke advantage in the second round of the Japan Golf Tour Championship Shishido Hills Cup, which was suspended following a thunderstorm Friday.

Overnight leader Smail bounced back from a bogey at No. 2 to make five birdies en route to shooting his second straight 66 at Shishido Hills Country Club.

Baba takes lead

KANRA, Gunma Pref. (Kyodo) Yukari Baba, seeking her first tour victory this season, shot a 6-under-par 66 for a one-stroke lead after the opening round of the Belluna Ladies Cup on Friday.

Baba carded seven birdies and a bogey at Obatago Golf Club in Gunma Prefecture. Kaori Higo followed in second with a bogey-free 67 featuring five birdies.

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