Shanshan Feng birdied five of her first nine holes Thursday to shoot a 7-under 65 and take a four-stroke lead after the second round of the Dubai Ladies Masters.
Feng, the highest-ranked player in the field, had three more birdies on the back nine at the Emirates Golf Club for a total of 13-under 131.
''My putting was really good today,'' Feng said. ''I felt a little pressure in the beginning, but after those two birdies on the second and third the pressure was off.
''I'm still on the same page as the start. My goal is just top five.''
Florentyna Parker, who shared the lead heading into the second round, shot a 2-over 74 to drop down the leaderboard.
Instead, Felicity Johnson (67) moved into second place, one stroke ahead of Caroline Masson (68), Cindy Lacrosse (69), Joanna Klatten (65) and Gwladys Nocera (68).
Defending champion Lexi Thompson (68) is a stroke further back. The 17-year-old American survived blustery early morning con...