Golf: Angel Yin storms into second-round LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship lead

Angel Yin of the United States hits her tee shot on the 4th hole during the final round of the Canadian Pacific Women's Open at the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club on in Ottawa, Canada on Aug 21, 2017. PHOTO: AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Seoul (AFP) - LPGA Tour rookie Angel Yin fired six birdies and one eagle to storm into the sole second-round lead at the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship on Friday (Oct 13).

The 19-year-old American fired a sizzling seven-under par 65 to post an 11-under total of 133, rising to the top of the leader board at the star-studded event that features the game's top-three players.

The highlight of the day came when Yin scored a par-five at the fifth where she hit a 6-iron to 12 feet and sank the eagle putt.

"That got everything started," Yin, who turned professional last year, said after the event at the SKY72 Golf & Resort in Incheon.

"I made a few pars in the beginning, but that eagle just fired everything up."

Local favourite Chun In Gee, a two-time winner on the LPGA tour, carded a 65 on Friday to a total of 135 to share second place with world No. 2 Park Sung Hyun and Ko Jin Young.

The current world No. 1 Ryu So Yeon scored a four-under par 68 to a total of 140 to lie 18th, while world No. 3 Lexi Thompson scored a 69 for a total of 138 to lie 13th in the table.

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