Miyazato leads Evian Masters by one stroke


EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France – Mika Miyazato of Japan shot a 5-under 67 for the second-round lead at the Evian Masters on Friday.

Michelle Wie started the day tied for sixth at 4 under, but slipped down the leaderboard at 1 over after a sluggish round (77) that included a quintuple bogey on the 10th hole.

Defending champion Ai Miyazato of Japan managed a 72 to stay 3 under overall and six shots off the lead.

Miyazato was 9 under and had a one-stroke lead over Gwladys Nocera of France. Miyazato had six birdies. Nocera had an eagle and five birdies in her round.

Jeong Jang of South Korea was at 7 under.

Sun-Ju Ahn, Morgan Pressel and Melissa Reid shared the first-round lead at 6 under, but they struggled as play was suspended due to thunderstorms.

Pressel (72) stayed at 6 under, Ahn (73) dropped to 5 under and Reid (77) was 1 under.