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Ko matches course record with 62, shares NW Arkansas lead

ROGERS, Ark. -- Top-ranked Lydia Ko eagled the par-5 18th to tie the course record at 9-under 62 and take a share of the second-round lead Saturday in the LPGA Tour's NW Arkansas Championship.

Ko matched Morgan Pressel at 15-under 128 at Pinnacle Country Club, tying the tournament 36-hole record set by Veronica Felibert in 2012.

Pressel, winless since 2008, had a 63.

China's Jing Yan, Taiwan's Candie Kung and Canada's Alena Sharp were 12 under. Sharp birdied the last two holes for a 65, Yan also shot 65, and Kung had a 66.

First-round leader Ayako Uehara followed her opening 62 with a 74 to drop to 6 under.