August 15, 2014 / 11:20 PM / 3 years ago

American Lincicome three clear at LPGA Championship

(Reuters) - American Brittany Lincicome surged to a three-stroke lead after the second round at the LPGA Championship on Friday.

Lincicome, a five-time LPGA winner, broke clear with a four-under-par 68 at the Monroe Golf Club in Pittsford, New York.

She was at nine-under 135, while compatriot Lexi Thompson (72) and South Korean Park Inbee (66) were equal second on six-under.

Thompson was the first round leader, while Park is defending champion.

Reporting by Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina; Editing by Greg Stutchbury

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