SHIMA, MIE PREF. – Jenny Shin shot a 7-under 65 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over fellow South Korean player Kim Ha-neul in the LPGA Tour’s Toto Japan Classic.
Shin had her second straight bogey-free round at Kintetsu Kashikojima, reaching 13 under with a birdie on the par-3 17th and closing with a par. The 2006 U.S. Girls’ Junior champion is winless in five seasons on the LPGA Tour.
Kim had a 66. She has one victory this year in her first season on the Japan LPGA.
American Angela Stanford was 11 under along with South Korea’s Ahn Sun-ju and Thailand’s Pornanong Phatlum. Stanford, tied for the first-round lead, had a 68. Ahn, a 19-time winner on the JLPGA, shot 65, and Phatlum birdied six of first eight holes in a 66.
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