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Pornanong Phatlum, of Thailand, hits her second shot on the 17th hole during the second round of the LPGA Safeway Classic golf tournament Friday, Aug. 31, 2013, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/The Oregonian,  Michael Lloyd)  MAGS OUT; TV OUT; LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT; THE MERCURY OUT; WILLAMETTE WEEK OUT; PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP OUT
Pornanong Phatlum, of Thailand, hits her second shot on the 17th hole during the second round of the LPGA Safeway Classic golf tournament Friday, Aug. 31, 2013, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Michael Lloyd) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT; THE MERCURY OUT; WILLAMETTE WEEK OUT; PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP OUT
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(AP) Thailand's Pornanong Phatlum birdied three of her last four holes Friday to maintain a one-stroke lead after the second round of the Safeway Classic.


The 23-year-old Phatlum, winless in five seasons on the LPGA Tour, followed her opening 8-under 64 with a 66 for a tournament-record 14-under 130 total at rain-softened Columbia Edgewater.


Norway's Suzann Pettersen, the 2011 tournament winner at Pumpkin Ridge, was a stroke back at 13 under after a bogey-free 63. Germany's Sandra Gal was 12 under after her second straight 66, and countrywoman Caroline Masson was another stroke behind after a 64.


A 72-hole event for the time, the tournament is back at Columbia Edgewater after four years at Pumpkin Ridge. Columbia Edgewater also was the tournament site from 1990-2008.


Cristie Kerr, the winner in 2008 at Columbia-Edgewater, was 10 under along with fellow Americans Lizette Salas and Sandra Changkija. Changkija had a 66, and Kerr and Salas shot 68.


Yani Tseng was another stroke back at 9 under with Se Ri Pak and Lexi Thompson. Tseng and Pak shot 68, and Thompson had a 70. Second-ranked Stacy Lewis was 7 under after a 70.


Michelle Wie followed her opening 67 with a 73 to drop to 4 under. Defending champion Mika Miyazato birdied the final two holes for a 71 to reach 2 under and make the cut by a stroke.


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