Lewis leads LPGA Classic

American Stacy Lewis took a one-stroke lead at the LPGA Classic after the second round of action in Alabama.

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LA QUINTA, CA - JANUARY 20: Phil Mickelson plays his shot from the eighth tee during the second round of the CareerBuilder Challenge in Partnership with The Clinton Foundation at the Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West on January 20, 2017 in La Quinta, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Lewis birdied five of her last nine holes on her way to a 5-under 67 and an overall 9-under 135 at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail's Magnolia Grove complex, an astonishing bounce back after a terrible showing in last week's event.

"It was really one of those weeks," Lewis said of her missing the cut a week ago in Hawaii. "I had a lot of stuff going on. Mentally I was kind of not there. I'm a lot more relaxed this week. I just kind of chalked one up to a bad couple of days, and I'm just kind of moving on.

Karin Sjodin equalled the tournament course record with a 64 to sit a stroke back at the halfway stage, tied in second alongside Lindsey Wright, So Yeon Ryu and rookie Sydnee Michaels.

"Playing in the second-to-last group, it was a little bit difficult to read putts and make putts," Australian Wright said.

"I think I hit it just as good on this (final) nine. It's disappointing not to birdie anything, but I'm in a great spot coming into the weekend.

Two strokes back was a group of six players, including Kraft Nabisco winner Sun Young Yoo.

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