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South Korean Kim grabs Women’s PGA lead on birdie binge

South Korea’s Kim Sei-young, seeking her first major title, birdied five of her last six holes to seize a one-stroke lead after Friday’s second round of the Women’s PGA Championship.

The 27-year-old from Seoul fired a five-under par 65, including an event record-tying 29 for the front nine, to stand on four-under 136 after 36 holes at Aronimink in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.

“Just strategizing to attack the greens. I’d try to land it a little short so I can have some release, but it really helped me out,” Kim said.

“I tried to focus on my game. Honestly I didn’t look at the leaderboard. I was in a good momentum so I just wanted to ride on that.”

Seventh-ranked Kim has had six top-five major finishes without a victory, her closest calls being a runner-up finish at the 2015 Women’s PGA and a share of second at the 2018 Evian

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