Feng takes lead at Japan Open golf

File Photo : Shanshan Feng
IANS|04-Nov-2017 18:50

Ibaraki (Japan), Nov 4 : Defending champion Shanshan Feng fired a 9-under-par 63 to lead by two strokes at the Japan Classic golf tournmament here on Saturday.

Feng, who hit seven birdies and an eagle has a two-shot lead over Japan's Ai Suzuki.

Feng birdied five of her first seven holes on Saturday to jump to a quick lead, which was five at one point, before Suzuki fired a 6-under-par 30 on the back nine to close the gap. 

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Feng is looking for her second victory of the year, having captured the LPGA Volvik Championship in May. 

She had won the Japan Classic by one stroke last year.