Sarah Lee shook off some nerves and avoided the mistakes that plagued most everyone else yesterday, shooting a bogey-free, 3-under-par 68 to take a two-shot lead over Becky Morgan halfway through the Michelob Ultra Open in Williamsburg, Va.
Morgan had just one blip on her card -- a bogey from a bunker on the par-4 14th -- but followed that with four birdies in five holes. Her 65 left her at 9-under 133, two better than Amy Hung, who had a 68 after making bogeys on two of her first three holes.
Carin Koch (69) and Jimin Kang, who matched Morgan for the best round of the day with her 65 on the 6,306-yard River Course, were tied for fourth at 6 under. Dorothy Delasin (68) and In-Kyung Kim (68), Stacy Prammanasudh (70), Natalie Gulbis (70), Brittany Lincicome (71), and Birdie Kim (72) followed at 5 under.
Lee's nerves were elevated after waves of people congratulated her on her course-record-tying 63 in the first round. "A good nervous," she called it. Cristie Kerr, the 2005 champion, got to 4 under after four holes, but managed just one more birdie and a bogey the rest of the way. She finished at 4 under after a 69.
Paula Creamer fired a 69 en route to a 3-under total. Morgan Pressel shot a 72 and is also at 3 under, along with top-ranked Lorena Ochoa (69).
European -- Louis Oosthuizen held a one-shot lead after the second round of the Andalucia Open at Marbella, Spain, and Lee Westwood set a course record with an 8-under 64.
Oosthuizen made a 20-foot birdie putt on 18 to finish with a 67 and a 10-under 134 total. Francois Delamontagne (66), Matthew Zions (70), and Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (68) were a stroke back.