Charley Hull shot a 7-under-par 64 on Friday to take a two-stroke lead at The Ascendant LPGA in The Colony, Texas.
The Englishwoman carded eight birdies and just one bogey to post the day's low round at the Old American Golf Club.
That put her at 11 under 131, two ahead of Thailand's Atthaya Thitikul (67 on Friday) and China's Xia Lin (68).Hull, 26, credited the hot putter as the missing piece to her game.
"When I was at home, I worked hard on putting because I felt like that was the most boring part of the game to practice,
Hull said. “I don't practice it as much as I should, so I've been doing it for about two hours a day, trying to fix it.
Thitikul made up for a double bogey on the par-4 ninth by eagleing the par-5 17th. The 19-year-old won the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship last week and is positioned to challenge.
So I think we'll get used to it, you know, adjusting to the course."After leading the tournament by one stroke after one round, Lin played an even round with four birdies and one bogey to stay in the hunt for her first LPGA victory.
Even (even if) it's not a great day, I'm trying to do something."Lindy Duncan shot a bogey-free 65 to enter the fourth place at 8 under.