Lewis holds on to Evian lead

Lewis holds on to Evian lead
By Eurosport

28/07/2012 at 02:55Updated 28/07/2012 at 09:40

Stacy Lewis clung on to a one-shot lead after the second round of the Evian Masters after a three-under 69 kept Ilhee Lee at bay.

The American, who shot an incredible nine-under 63 in the first round, had a lower-key second but managed a birdie and an eagle, with a couple of bogeys levelling her out.

South Korea’s Lee, meanwhile, hit four birdies in a row on the back nine to end with a 67.

Paula Creamer, the 2005 champion in France, also shot a 67, while Inbee Park managed a superb 64. Both sit three shots off the lead.

Cheyenne Woods, Tiger’s 23-year-old niece, made her first professional cut with a 69 that gave her a tie of 18th.

"Today was actually a little bit of a struggle for me,” Lewis said. “I wasn't really sure how I would play coming off a good score yesterday.

"It's hard when you make pars and you feel like you're going backwards because of all the birdies I made yesterday."

Woods said: "I'm so excited. It feels so good, one, to be out here in France, and then to play so well and finally make a cut."

World number one Yani Tseng missed her second cut of the season at three over, following her disastrous opening-round 76 with a 71.

Defending champion Ai Miyazato shot 70 and is nine shots off the lead.