Im having such a good time playing this golf course, said Stanford, who won the 2003 ShopRite LPGA Classic for her lone tour title.
Its been a while since Ive been in this position, and Im just having so much fun this week that I dont think theres any pressure.
Stanford had seven birdies, including four in a row on the back nine, to reach 12-under 204 on the Crossings Course at Magnolia Grove.
That may be the best back nine Ive ever played, said Stanford, who shot a 5-under 31 on the final nine holes. We really had a hard time on the front side with the wind. It seemed to be more consistent on the back nine.
Canadian Womens Open winner Katherine Hull was 8 under after a 68, and Angela Park (69) and Shanshan Feng (70) were tied for third at 6 under.
Cristie Kerr, two strokes ahead of Stanford after a second-round 66, shot a 76 to drop seven shots back at 5 under. Danielle Downey (64), Kim Hall (67), Kristy McPherson (67), H.J. Choi (67), Hee Young Park (70) and Reilley Rankin (72) also were 5 under.