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IK Kim of South Korea early second-round leader at US Women's Open at 7 under

I.K. Kim leads the U.S. Women's Open after the morning session of the second round.

The South Korean shot a 3-under 69 on Friday for a 7-under total. Ha-Neul Kim, the first-round leader, had a 77 fall back to 1 under.

Top-ranked Inbee Park, who was at 5 under Thursday, is in the afternoon session. Park is trying to make history by winning the year's first three majors.

A day after Sebonack played relatively easy by U.S. Open standards, the wind picked up and the course had a more difficult setup.

I.K. Kim, the runner-up at last year's Kraft Nabisco Championship, has six top-10 finishes in 12 starts this year. She made five birdies and two bogeys Friday.

American Lizette Salas shot a 72 to stay at 4 under.