Karine Icher ties course record with 62, leads ShopRite LPGA

June 4, 2016 10:34 PM

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GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Karine Icher matched the Bay Course record with a 9-under 62 on Saturday to take the second-round lead in the ShopRite LPGA Classic.

The 31-year-old French player, winless on the tour, had nine birdies in a 13-hole stretch in the round that started on No. 10 at Stockton Seaview. She tied the record on the Donald Ross-designed course set by Laura Davies in 2005 and matched by Jimin Kang that year and Jennifer Johnson in 2014.

Icher began the run on Nos. 14 and 15, added two more on 17 and 18, ran off four straight on 3-6 and reached 12 under on the eighth. She had only 23 putts in the lowest round of her LPGA Tour career.

Karine Icher, of France, hits a tee shot on the eighth hole of the second round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic golf tournament, Saturday, June 4, 2016, in Galloway Township, N.J.(AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Japan's Haru Nomura, a two-time winner this year, and South Korea's Na Yeon Choi were a stroke back at 11 under. Nomura had a 66, and Choi birdied five of the last eight in a 64. Defending champion Anna Nordqvist, tied for the first-round lead after a 64, had a 68 to drop to fourth at 10 under.

Karine Icher, of France, holds up her ball on the ninth hole of the second round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic golf tournament, Saturday, June 4, 2016, in Galloway Township, N.J.(AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Karine Icher, of France, hits from the rough on the ninth hole of the second round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic golf tournament, Saturday, June 4, 2016, in Galloway Township, N.J.(AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Anna Nordqvist, of Sweden, hits a tee shot on the 14th hole of the second round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic golf tournament, Saturday, June 4, 2016, in Galloway Township, N.J.(AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Mariajo Uribe, of Colombia, hits a fairway shot on the third hole of the second round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic golf tournament, Saturday, June 4, 2016, in Galloway Township, N.J.(AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Stacy Lewis reacts to her play on the 13th hole of the second round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic golf tournament, Saturday, June 4, 2016, in Galloway Township, N.J.(AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Tiffany Joh hits from the trees on the ninth hole of the second round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic golf tournament, Saturday, June 4, 2016, in Galloway Township, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Belen Mozo, of Spain, putts on the first hole during the second round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic golf tournament, Saturday, June 4, 2016, in Galloway Township, N.J. Mozo withdrew after nine holes with an injury. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Catriona Matthew, of Scotland, hits a tee shot on the seventh hole of the second round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic golf tournament, Saturday, June 4, 2016, in Galloway Township, N.J.(AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Chella Choi, of South Korea hits chip shot on the ninth hole of the second round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic golf tournament, Saturday, June 4, 2016, in Galloway Township, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Haru Nomura, of Japan hits a fairway shot on the first hole of the second round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic golf tournament, Saturday, June 4, 2016, in Galloway Township, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Sara Brown hits from the rough on the third hole of the second round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic golf tournament, Saturday, June 4, 2016, in Galloway Township, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Mi Hyang Lee of South Korea, hits a tee shot on the fourth hole of the second round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic golf tournament, Saturday, June 4, 2016, in Galloway Township, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Source: dailymail.co.uk

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