McPherson Wright Lead LPGA Qualifier

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Kristy McPherson of Conway, S.C., and Lindsey Wright of Albury, Australia, fired 66s to take the lead at the halfway point of the LPGA sectional qualifying at Venice, Fla. Their scores of 139, 5-under par, are one better than a trio of women tied for third place in the 72-hole competition.
 
Kelly Lagedrost of Brooksville, Fla., Kathryn Cusick of Jacksonville, Fla., and Alena Sharp of Hamilton, Canada, are at 4 under. Sharp shot a 70, Lagedrost a 71 and Cusick a 72.
 
Aree Song of Bradenton, Fla., is at 2 under and shooting scores of 70-71.
 
Missing the cut was Suzy Whaley, the head pro from Connecticut who played in the Greater Hartford Open this summer. She shot back-to-back 75s and missed the cut by one stroke.