22 Sep 2012

Lexi Thompson continues to impress in LPGA Classic

5:34 pm on 22 September 2012

American teenager Lexi Thompson continued her march toward a defence of her LPGA Navistar Classic title, shooting a second-round three-under-par 69 to stay in the lead.

The 17-year-old Thompson has a one-stroke advantage over South Korea's Mi Jung Hur and Mindy Kim of the US with a 12-under 132 total.

Hur and Kim each shot 65 and played in the same group on the links-style Senator course at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail's Capitol Hill complex.

Thompson matched the tournament record on Thursday with a career-best 63.