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Mi Hyang Lee sets early 2nd-round lead at 9 under in Evian Championship, Pressel 1 shot back

  • Mi Hyang Lee, of South Korea, follows her ball after playing on the 15th hole during the second round of the Evian Championship women's golf tournament in Evian, eastern France, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

    Mi Hyang Lee, of South Korea, follows her ball after playing on the 15th hole during the second round of the Evian Championship women's golf tournament in Evian, eastern France, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)  (The Associated Press)

  • Mi Hyang Lee, of South Korea, gestures after playing on the 16th hole during the second round of the Evian Championship women's golf tournament in Evian, eastern France, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

    Mi Hyang Lee, of South Korea, gestures after playing on the 16th hole during the second round of the Evian Championship women's golf tournament in Evian, eastern France, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)  (The Associated Press)

  • Lexi Thompson of the U.S follows her ball after playing on the fourth hole during the second round of the Evian Championship women's golf tournament in Evian, eastern France, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

    Lexi Thompson of the U.S follows her ball after playing on the fourth hole during the second round of the Evian Championship women's golf tournament in Evian, eastern France, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)  (The Associated Press)

Mi Hyang Lee was the sole leader at the Evian Championship midway through the second round on Friday while Morgan Pressel gave herself a chance of a second major win after making eight birdies.

Lee, whose only victory on the U.S. LPGA Tour was at the 2014 Mizuno Classic, shot a 4-under-par 67 for a 9-under total of 133, one more than Pressel.

Pressel, whose only major win eight years ago made her the youngest major winner in LPGA history at 18, carded a 65, the lowest score so far at the tournament.

Pressel's U.S. Solheim Cup teammate, Lexi Thompson, who shared the lead with Lee at 5 under, started her round late.