Catriona Matthew shot a 64 on Friday to take a three-stroke lead after the second round of the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic.
Matthew's 15-under 127 at the tournament's midway point blew away her previous career-best 36-hole mark on tour by five strokes.
''It feels really good, I've holed a lot of putts but I've given myself a lot of chances,'' Matthew said. ''I wouldn't really say I've holed many super-long ones but just every time I've given myself a chance I'm kind of taking advantage of them.''
American Angela Stanford shot a 67 and was second, while Inbee Park, who is looking to win her fourth straight LPGA Tour event, had a 67 and was tied with three other players at 10-under. Ryann O'Toole (65), Anna Nordqvist (64) Belen Mozo (66), Chella Choi (65) and Meena Lee (66) were all 11 under.
Matthew sank a 25-foot eagle putt on the par-5 fifth and added five more birdies, taking advantage of the soft greens following rain earlier in the week.
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