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Wie eyes second title of year, one back in Canada

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Michelle Wie shows no signs of slowing down.

After more than two months of high finishes on the LPGA, Wie followed an opening 65 with a bogey-free 67 in the second round of the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic. At 10 under, she trails co-leaders Shanshan Feng and Hee Young Park by one shot heading into the weekend at Grey Silo Golf Course.

Wie began her round on the back nine and got things started with birdies on Nos. 17 and 18, adding circles on Nos. 6 and 8 to close her round. Already one of the leaders in GIR percentage this year on the LPGA, Wie missed only one green in regulation Friday after finding 15 of 18 greens in regulation during the opening round.

Wie kick-started her year with a fourth-place showing at the Honda LPGA Thailand in February, but really got things going with her runner-up finish at the Kraft Nabisco Championship. She won in her next start at the LPGA Lotte Championship and since then has notched three consecutive top-10 finishes, including a tie for third two weeks ago at the Airbus LPGA Classic. She has seven top-10 finishes this year and sits second to Stacy Lewis in both official money and the season-long Race to the CME Globe.

As has often been the case this year on the LPGA, the leaderboard is a stacked one at the halfway point. Park is in great position to defend her title in Waterloo, while her fellow co-leader Feng is a former major champion. Other notables in contention include Anna Nordqvist, who trails by two shots as she looks to win for the third time this year, and Inbee Park, who was overtaken by Lewis for the No. 1 spot in the Rolex Rankings earlier this week. Park is among a tie for sixth, four shots off the pace, after rounds of 69 and 66.

Playing once again as the top-ranked player in the world, Lewis has carded consecutive rounds of 2-under 69 and is among a tie for 19th, seven shots back.