Lee, Hataoka tied after 2 rounds at NW Arkansas Championship

June 23, 2018 - 8:05 pm

ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — Minjee Lee and Nasa Hataoka each shot 6-under 65 on Saturday to share the second-round lead in the NW Arkansas Championship.

Lee, the Volvik Championship last month in Michigan, bogeyed her final hole to drop into a tie with the 19-year-old Japanese player at 13-under 129. The 22-year-old Australian is ranked ninth in the world and in search of her fifth career victory.

Third-ranked Lexi Thompson matched the low round of the day with a 64 to get to 11 under.

Ariya Jutanugarn and Celine Boutier were 10 under.

First-round leader Gaby Lopez followed her opening 63 with a 75 to drop to 4 under. Fellow former Arkansas star Stacy Lewis also was 4 under after a 72.

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