Stanford, Miyazato lead Canadian Women's Open

Angela Stanford during the 2011 Evian Masters
Angela Stanford during the 2011 Evian Masters ( Associated Press )

Friday, August 26, 2011

MIRABEL, Quebec – Angela Stanford and Ai Miyazato took advantage of soft greens and a lack of wind to be co-leaders after two rounds of the Canadian Women's Open.

Stanford shot a 6-under 66 and Miyazato had a 68 on Friday at the tree-lined Hillsdale Golf Club and they were at 11-under 133.

Song-Hee Kim was third at 9-under after a 68, with eight players another stroke back, including defending champion Michelle Wie, who shot a 69 on Friday. Paula Creamer was also in the group after a 68.

The cut was at 1 under par, tying the tournament record set in 1998 at the Essex Club in Ontario. Eighty of 155 players in this field broke par.

Two days of warm weather and rain left the course defenseless and 80 of the 155 players in the field broke par. readers: We value your input and welcome your comments, but please be respectful in this forum.