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  • Angel Yin of the United States watches her shot on the second hole during the second round of the LPGA KEB HanaBank Championship at Sky72 Golf Club in Incheon, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

  • Sung Hyun Park of South Korea watches her shot on the 18th hole during the second round of the LPGA KEB HanaBank Championship at Sky72 Golf Club in Incheon, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

  • Sung Hyun Park of South Korea watches her shot on the seventh hole during the second round of the LPGA KEB HanaBank Championship at Sky72 Golf Club in Incheon, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

  • In Gee Chun of South Korea watches her approach shot on the 18th hole during the second round of the LPGA KEB HanaBank Championship at the Sky72 Golf Club in Incheon, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

  • Cristie Kerr of the United States hits the ball out of a bunker on the sixth hole during the second round of the LPGA KEB HanaBank Championship at the Sky72 Golf Club in Incheon, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Friday, October 13, 2017 4:32 am

Yin leads KEB Hana Bank Championship by 2 after 2nd round

The Associated Press

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) Angel Yin shot a 7-under 65 and took a two-stroke lead after the second round of the KEB Hana Bank Championship on Friday.

Yin had an eagle on the par-5 fifth hole and six birdies, offset by a lone bogey on No. 17, to finish at 11-under 133, two shots ahead of overnight leader Sung Hyun Park (69).

Park, who won the U.S. Women's Open for her first major and was ranked No. 2 in the world, was tied with fellow South Koreans In Gee Chun (65) and Jin Young Ko (67).

On the fifth, Yin struck a 6 iron to 12 feet and coolly sank the eagle putt.

"That got everything started," Yin said. "I made a few pars in the beginning, but that eagle just fired everything up."

In Gee, a two-time winner on the U.S. LPGA Tour, is still hunting for her first victory of the year, after posting five runner-up finishes among her eight top-10s.

"I'm quite proud of myself for maintaining the scores that I have been showing lately," In Gee said. "I'm kind of playing without any really negative thoughts. In that sense, I look forward to the weekend."

Cristie Kerr, coming off a victory last week in France, shot 69 and was in a group of five tied for fifth at 8 under.

Brooke Henderson offset two bogeys with seven birdies for a 67 and was in a share of 13th at 6 under.