Three tied for lead at HSBC Women's Champions


SINGAPORE (AP) -- Katie Futcher and Jenny Shin shot 5-under 67s in the HSBC Women's Champions on Friday to grab a share of the lead with first-round leader Angela Stanford.

American Futcher and South Korean Shin both had six birdies and one bogey to reach 8-under 136 and tie Stanford, who had a 70.

"My putting has been great the last two days so I'm happy to be where I'm at," Shin said.

South Korea's Hee Young Park (68), compatriot Na Yeon Choi (71) and Japan's Ai Miyazato (70) were tied three shots back at 5-under at Tanah Merah Country Club.

World No. 1 Yani Tseng shot a 72 and was 1 under and seven strokes off the lead, while Michelle Wie had an 81 after a 79 Thursday and was 24 shots behind at 16 over.

The 63-player field in the $1.4 million tournament includes 18 of the top 20 in world rankings.