Mariajo Uribe leads women's Australian Open; 15-year-old Lydia Ko second
CANBERRA, Australia - Mariajo Uribe shot a 6-under 67 on Friday to overtake South Korea's Jiyai Shin and overnight leader Lydia Ko, claiming the second-round lead at the LPGA Tour's Women's Australian Open.
The Colombian opened with a birdie after teeing off on the par-4 10th and made four more at Royal Canberra, including at the sixth and seventh as she moved to 15-under 131 and a 1-stroke lead.
Two-time British Open-winner Shin fired eight birdies against two bogeys for a 67, sharing second with 15-year-old amateur Ko, who followed an opening 63 with a 69 that included five birdies and a bogey on the par-4 14th.
Uribe, who turned pro in 2009, is chasing her first LPGA title and played a blemish-free round to follow her 64 Thursday.
PGALOS ANGELES - A move down the California coast hasn't changed a thing for Fredrik Jacobson.
One week after a solid finish at Pebble Beach, Jacobson birdied the two toughest holes at Riviera on his way to a 6-under 65 and a share of the lead with Sang-Moon Bae going into the weekend at the Northern Trust Open.
Jacobson and Bae were at 9-under 133, 1 shot ahead of John Merrick (66) and John Rollins (65).
Still very much in the picture was Luke Donald, who chipped in twice for birdie and had a 66. That left him 2 shots out of the lead.