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Solheim Cup stars England's Trish Johnson and
Scotland's Janice Moodie share the second round lead with Korean Mi Hyun Kim in the 1 million Weetabix Women's British Open at Sunningdale GC in Berkshire.

Moodie, who began the day having to complete the final two holes of her first round in the early hours of this morning for a five under par 67, added a second round 70 to move into a share of the lead.

Five birdies and three bogeys elevated the Scot, now based on the LPGA Tour,
into the lead. But she will rue the fact that she dropped shots at the final two holes, having held the outright lead for most of the morning.

Johnson began her day at two under after a 70 yesterday and moved straight
into the hunt with a birdie and an eagle at the opening two holes, both short par fives.

The 35-year-old from Bristol reached the turn in three under par 33 then added further birdies at the 10th, 11th and 14th, before she bogeyed the 15th to move back into a share of the lead, having completed 16 holes.

Kim, winner three times on the LPGA Tour, carded the second best round of
the day, a flawless seven under par 65 with birdies at the fourth, fifth, eighth and ninth to turn in 32.

The 1999 LPGA Rookie of the year added more red figures at the 10th, 16th
and 18th to move into contention for her first major championship win.

Denmark's Iben Tinning is four under par after 12 holes of her second round
to move into a tie for second on five under par with American Rosie Jones,
who returned a second round three under par 69 this afternoon.

Comeback of the day belongs to Norway's Suzann Pettersen. The 20-year-old
from Oslo made amends for yesterday's six over par 78 with a blistering eight under 64, one shot off World number one Karrie Webb's 1997 course record.

Pettersen, winner of the Ladies French Open in June and runner up last week
in the WPGA Championship behind Helen Alfredsson, carded seven birdies, an
eagle and a solitary bogey in her round in her first major championship.

England's Laura Davies slipped back with a one over par 73 and a three under
par total and World number two Annika Sorenstam posted one worse to drop
back to level par, seven shots back.

Ascot's Johanna Head, overnight leader on four under par, is yet to tee off and the 28-year-old who has played here "thousands of times" will not be far off the lead as she searches for the 155,000 first prize.


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