Pressel takes 2-shot lead at LPGA Champi

June 09 [Sun], 2013, 9:20
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) Overcoming rain and a muddy course, Morgan Pressel shot a 2-under 70 on Saturday to take the lead after two rounds of the LPGA Championship.

At 6-under 138, Pressel had a two-shot lead over top-ranked Inbee Park and Chella Choi. Park shot 68, while Choi, the first-round leader, struggled with a 73.

The final two rounds will be squeezed into a 36-hole marathon Sunday at Locust Hill Country Club to determine the winner of the tour's second major. The change in schedule came after nearly five inches of rain fell Thursday, forcing officials to postpone the first round.

Pressel hasn't won since claiming the Kapalua LPGA Classic in 2008. The American is attempting to end a string of eight straight majors won by Asian-born players.