Torres takes early 2-stroke lead at Evian Championship

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EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — Tour rookie Maria Torres shot a 2-under 69 Friday to take a two-stroke clubhouse lead in the second round of the Evian Championship.

With players still on the course, the 23-year-old Puerto Rican finished at 8-under 134 overall. Major winners Georgia Hall (68) and So Yeon Ryu (69) were among four players at 6 under.

Top-ranked Sung Hyun Park (71) looked sure to miss the cut at 6 over.

Starting early in the rain as co-leader, Torres made bogeys on her first two holes before settling in with three birdies in the next five.

Carlota Ciganda, who also shot a 65 on Thursday, birdied her first hole on Friday to get to 7 under overall but still was on the course.


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