Munoz shares lead with Miyazato

Azahara Munoz overcame some blustery conditions to take a share of the lead with Ai Miyazato after the second round of play at the LPGA LOTTE Championship in Hawaii.

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HONG KONG - DECEMBER 11: David Lipsky of USA pictured during final round of the UBS Hong Kong Open 2016 at The Hong Kong Golf Club on December 11, 2016 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. (Photo by Arep Kulal/Getty Images)

Spanird Munoz shot an 8-under 64, including an eagle on the par-4 sixth and eight birdies on the Ko Olina course to raise her hopes of a first Tour victory.

Japan's Miyazato, a seven-times winner on the Tour, went round bogey-free to end the day level with Munoz.

"On six, I holed my second shot and then hit another two like that close," Munoz said, indicating the length of about a foot with her hands. "It was a really nice round."

Miyazato said: "My putting was really good today. I hit really solid on so many putts and I hit the ball well. I didn't miss any fairways. My short game was really good, too."

Jimin Kang and Cristie Kerr remained on the leaders' coattails at 6 under, after rounds of 66 and 68 respectively.

Yani Tseng, the world number one who has already won three events so far this year, suffered a poor day by her standards, shooting a 72 to drop to a tie for 12th at 3 under.

Michelle Wie's dire form continued as she missed the cut for a third straight event.

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