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So Yeon Ryu leads by 2 strokes at 11 under halfway through Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia

  • So Yeon Ryu of South Korea watches her shot on the 18th hole during the second round of the LPGA Malaysia golf tournament at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

    So Yeon Ryu of South Korea watches her shot on the 18th hole during the second round of the LPGA Malaysia golf tournament at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)  (The Associated Press)

  • So Yeon Ryu of South Korea chips her ball onto the 18th green during the second round of the LPGA Malaysia golf tournament at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

    So Yeon Ryu of South Korea chips her ball onto the 18th green during the second round of the LPGA Malaysia golf tournament at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)  (The Associated Press)

  • Stacy Lewis of the United States watches her shot on the 3rd hole during the second round of the LPGA Malaysia golf tournament at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

    Stacy Lewis of the United States watches her shot on the 3rd hole during the second round of the LPGA Malaysia golf tournament at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)  (The Associated Press)

So Yeon Ryu of South Korea shot a 6-under 65 on Friday to take a two-stroke lead halfway through the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia, the second event of the tour's six-tournament Asian swing.

Ryu had seven birdies and a bogey to move to an 11-under total of 131, leading a group of four players including Japan's Akayo Uehara, whose second-round 63 contained eight birdies.

Also at 9 under were Lydia Ko of New Zealand and Jodi Ewart Shadoff of England, who both carded 64s in the second round, and Eun Hee Ji, who shot 67.

Top-ranked Stacy Lewis, who shot 65 to take the first-round lead, slipped to a share of 11th place with a 71.

South Korean golfers have won six of the past seven LPGA tournaments.