Morita moves into sole lead after 69


Last season’s money winner, Rikako Morita, took sole possession of first place after the second round of the JLPGA T-Point Ladies on Saturday.

With five birdies against a lone bogey, Morita added a 68 to her Friday’s 69 at Wakagi Golf Club for a 7-under 137 total that left her a stroke ahead of Erina Hara, who was all alone in second after a second-round 68.

South Korea’s Lee Bo-mee was third another three strokes back. Overnight leaders Mami Fukuda and Yukari Nishiyama slipped to fourth, five shots off the pace, after each had a 75.