WATERLOO, Ontario (AP) — Defending champion Hee Young Park and Shanshan Feng topped the second-round leaderboard Friday in the LPGA Tour's Manulife Financial Classic, a stroke ahead of Michelle Wie.
Park had a 5-under 66 to match Feng at 11-under 131 at Grey Silo.
"The weather was lot better than first round," said Park, bogey-free after 36 holes. "I hit a lot of greens. My goal was try to leave uphill putts and that worked well. I think that makes me more comfortable."
Last year, Park beat Angela Stanford with a birdie on the third playoff hole after they finished at 26-under 258 to match the tour record for lowest total score.
"I have a lot of good feelings on this golf course," Park said.
Feng shot a 66.
Wie, the winner in Hawaii in April, followed her opening 65 with a bogey-free 67. She's seeking her second victory in Canada after winning the 2010 Canadian Women's Open in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
"Just wasn't getting anything close to the hole today," Wie said. "Just got a lot of putts close. But yeah, it's not a really easy golf course. Definitely, the wind was changing a lot today. There were a lot of times where I thought it was downwind and it was into the wind, so that was definitely difficult."
Anna Nordqvist, a two-time winner this year, was 9 under after a 64 — the best round of the week. The Swede, the winner in Thailand and Carlsbad, played her opening nine — the back nine at Grey Silo — in 5-under 30 and added birdies on Nos. 3 and 4.
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