OAHU, Hawaii (AFP) - Kim Sei Young fired a five-under 67 in Thursday's second round to join Kim In Kyung atop a crowded South Korean-dominated leader board at the LPGA Tour's Lotte Championship.
Sei Young, 22, who won the second event of the season at the Pure Silk-Bahamas Classic for her first victory on the LPGA Tour, finished 36 holes tied with In Kyung at 10-under-par 134.
First-round leader In Kyung, 26, shot a three-under 69.
South Korean golfers claimed six of the top seven spots after the completion of the second round at the Ko Olina Golf Club course.
World No. 3 Park In Bee, the highest-ranked player in the field, is alone in third place, three shots back at seven-under 137 following the South Korean star's two-under 70.
Chella Choi (68), Lee Mi Rim (69) and Jenny Shin (70) are all tied for fourth at six-under.
Defending champion Michelle Wie, of the United States, shot a three-under 69 and she is tied for eighth with Japanese stars Ai Miyazato (69) and Haru Nomura (70).
Paula Creamer (69) is one of just three Americans in the top 15. The other is Brittany Lincicome, who shot a 67.