Posted March 22, 2013 on AP on Fox
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Beatriz Recari shot a bogey-free 5-under 67 on Friday to take the lead after two rounds at the Kia Classic. The Spaniard's two-round total of 8-under 136 gave her a one-stroke lead over Paula Creamer and Karrie Webb. Creamer shot a 68, and Webb had a 70 on the hilly Aviara course designed by Arnold Palmer. First-round leader Jane Park shot a 69 and was tied at 6-under with Cristie Kerr, I.K. Kim, Inbee Park and Haeji Kang. Stacy Lewis, playing her first tournament as the world's top-ranked player, carded her second straight 70 and was four strokes off the lead. On cold mornings, Creamer said she still feels discomfort in her neck and shoulder after a high-speed crash a month ago in Bangkok. She was in the fifth group to tee off on No. 10 Friday morning and did just fine on Aviara's hills and big greens. ''My shoulder starts to bug me a little bit, but overall, I feel a lot better,'' said Creamer, whose best finish this year was third at Singapore th...
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