Defending champion Yani Tseng shot a 4-under 67 on Saturday and Amy Yang had a 64 to share the second-round lead in the LPGA Tour's NW Arkansas Championship at 9 under.
The top-ranked Tseng, the LPGA Championship and Women's British Open winner, leads the tour with four victories this season and has seven overall wins this year. Yang is winless on the LPGA Tour.
Taylor Leon (67) was a stroke back, and former Arkansas star Stacy Lewis (69) was 7 under along with U.S. Solheim Cup teammate Cristie Kerr (66), Inbee Park (65) and Jin Young Pak (68).
Michelle Wie missed the cut with rounds of 78 and 72.
PGA EUROPEAN: U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy birdied four of his last eight holes to move within three shots of the lead at the KLM Open. McIlroy finished with a 2-under 68 and is in eighth place after the third round.
James Kingston and Garry Orr each had a 66 and are tied for the lead at 10-under 200. David Lynn was a shot back in third after a 68.