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Saturday, October 04, 2008

One South Korean replaces another as
leader of Samsung Championship

Ricoh Women's British Open champion Ji-Yai Shin (South Korea) dropped out of the lead with a second-round 76, nine shots worse than her first-day effort, in the Samsung World Championship at Half Moon Bay Golf Links, California.
Over a par-72, 6450yd course, another South Korean, Na Yeon Choi took over a two-shot lead with scores of 69 and 71 for four-under-par 140.
She leads from defending champion Lorena Ochoa, yet another South Korean, Song-Hee Kim and Americans Angela Stanford and Paula Creamer.
Par 144 (2 x 72) 6450yd
140 Na Yeon Choi (SKo) 69 71.
142 Lorena Ochoa (Mex) 69 73, Song-Hee Kim (Sko) 69 73, Angela Stanford (US) 68 73, Paul Creamer (US) 68 74.
Selected scores:
143 Ji-Yai Shin (SKo) 67 76 (jt 6th)
144 Suzann Pettersen (Nor) 74 70 (jt 9th).
146 Annika Sorenstam (Swe) 69 77 (jt 12th).
148 Helen Alfredsson (Swe) 75 73 (jt 16th).