How it Happened: Park leads Kraft Nabisco

Inbee Park during the second round of the 2013 Kraft Nabisco Championship in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

With a bunched-up leaderboard, the Kraft Nabisco Championship provided an entertaining second round in Southern California.

The lead opened the day in the hands of Na Yeon Choi, Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Suzann Pettersen, tied at 4 under. But Inbee Park took control and moved to 7 under, one ahead of Lizette Salas.

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Here's how it all unfolded:

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Update 42: 9:25 p.m. EDT

Caroline Hedwall pars No. 9 to finish her day at 5 under, two back of leader Inbee Park and T-3 with Giulia Sergas, who will be her playing partner for Saturday's third round.

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Update 41: 8:58 p.m. EDT

A couple more hit the clubhouse: Giulia Sergas finishes at 5 under, falling two strokes back of leader Inbee Park and one back of second-place Lizette Salas. Sergas is T-3 with Caroline Hedwall, who still is on the course through 17 holes.

Michelle Wie bogeys No. 18 to drop to 2 under, running a long birdie attempt past the hole and missing the comebacker.

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Update 40: 8:46 p.m. EDT

Michelle Wie has gained three strokes today, making six birdie putts with her stance that has elicited #tabletopping as a Twitter trend. She's now T-8, four strokes back of the lead at 3 under.

Among the amateurs in the field, Camilla Hedberg has moved to the top of the list at even par in the clubhouse. Also in line to make the cut: 15-year-old Lydia Ko at 1 over through 17, Ashlan Ramsey at 2 over through 16, Stephanie Meadow at 2 over in the clubhouse and 14-year-old Angel Yin at 3 over in the clubhouse.

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Update 40: 9:19 p.m. EDT

Caroline Hedwall pars No. 9 to wrap up her day at 5 under, two back of leader Inbee Park. At the other end of the leaderboard, Chie Arimura heads to No. 9 needing to gain a stroke to make the cut – and finds her first birdie of the day to do just that, moving to 5 over.

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Update 39: 8:34 p.m. EDT

The cut line moves to 5 over – which, if it holds, creates a little breathing room for Lexi Thompson, who's 4 over, and gets World No. 5 Shanshan Feng into weekend play at T-69. With four golfers still on the course at 5 over, though, a couple of birdies late could change the line again.

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Update 38: 8:09 p.m. EDT

Leader Inbee Park wraps up her round with a par at No. 18 to stand 7 under. Caroline Hedwall and Giulia Sergas are one shot back, still on the course giving chase, while Lizette Salas is in the clubhouse at 6 under.

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Update 37: 7:46 p.m. EDT

Lizette Salas finishes her round with a clutch putt for par, and stands at 6 under along with Caroline Hedwall and Giulia Sergas – all of them one back of Inbee Park, who pars No. 17 and goes to the par-5 finishing hole looking to extend her lead.

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Update 36: 7:36 p.m. EDT

Se Ri Pak and Cristie Kerr are finding their major championship form. Both are 4 under, Pak through 15 holes and Kerr through 14. They're three back of leader Inbee Park.

Caroline Hedwall moves to 6 under, one of three golfers a stroke back of Park, with a birdie at No. 2, her 11th hole of the day.

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Update 35: 7:25 p.m. EDT

Among the notables in the afternoon group who haven't been in the mix fighting for the lead:

• Michelle Wie is 2 under through 11.

• Thursday's low amateur, Ashlan Ramsey, is 1 under through 11.

• Fifteen-year-old Lydia Ko is even par through 11.

• Natalie Gulbis, who recently missed time because of malaria, is 2 over through 12.

• Fourteen-year-old Angel Yin is 3 over through 16, one above the expected cut line.

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Update 34: 7:10 p.m. EDT

Inbee Park finds the bunker at No. 14, then gives a stroke back when she can't pull off the sand save over a steep lip and moves back to 7 under. Lizette Salas pars No. 16 to stay at 6 under, a figure Giulia Sergas reaches with a birdie at No. 2 to stay bogey-free through 11. Caroline Hedwall is 4 under for the day at the turn, and alone in fourth at 5 under for the tournament.

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Update 33: 6:59 p.m. EDT

A dead-center 5-footer gives Inbee Park another birdie and takes her to 8 under. She leads by two over Lizette Salas, who has back-to-back birdies at Nos. 14 and 15, and is 3 under on the back nine.

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Update 33: 6:44 p.m. EDT

Inbee Park birdies yet again – her fourth in five holes – this time sinking about a 10-foot putt to take the lead to 7 under, two clear of the field. Lizette Salas birdies No. 14 to join the group at 5 under, T-2 behind Park.

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Update 32: 6:35 p.m. EDT

Inbee Park birdies again to move to 6 under through 11 holes, while Giulia Sergas and Caroline Hedwall keep pace by moving to 5 under through nine and seven holes respectively.

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Update 31: 6:19 p.m. EDT

Lizette Salas pulls back within a stroke of the lead, getting to 4 under after a birdie at No. 11. Camilla Hedberg gives back a stroke, bogeying No. 3 (she started on the back), and falls to 3 under.

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Update 30: 6:08 p.m. EDT

Inbee Park pulls away at 5 under and takes the lead outright for the first time. Park birdied No. 9 to move to 3 under for the day. Among the afternoon golfers in the 4-under mix near the top of the leaderboard, Camilla Hedberg and Se Ri Pak have the best rounds going at 4 under – a figure reached by Paula Creamer and Ai Miyazato this morning, as they're in the clubhouse. Like Park, Caroline Hedwall is 3 under today, as is Pornanong Phatlum (who has finished her round).

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Update 29: 6:02 p.m. EDT

The lead hasn't just grown, it's blown up: Eight golfers are tied at 4 under. Camilla Hedberg, Se Ri Pak, Inbee Park, Na Yeon Choi, Giulia Sergas and Caroline Hedwall are all on the course, while Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Pornanong Phatlum are in the clubhouse.

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Update 28: 5:42 p.m. EDT

The lead group is down to three after another bogey from Na Yeon Choi drops her to 3 under. Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Pornanong Phatlum are in the clubhouse at 4 under, while former co-leader Suzann Pettersen and eight others are 3 under with Choi.

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Update 27: 5:14 p.m. EDT

Na Yeon Choi bogeys No. 4 to return to 4 under, bringing Inbee Park into a share of the lead along with Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Pornanong Phatlum. Park has birdies at Nos. 3 and 5 and is 2 under on the day.

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Update 26: 4:57 p.m. EDT

A bogey at No. 3 drops Suzann Pettersen another stroke back of leader Na Yeon Choi. At 3 under, Petterson is T-4 with five other golfers – including Caroline Masson, Inbee Park and Hee Young Park, all playing in the afternoon group and 1 under today.

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Update 25: 4:31 p.m. EDT

Na Yeon Choi claims the lead outright with a birdie at No. 1 to start her day. Further down the leaderboard, Camilla Hedberg posts back-to-back birdies at Nos. 12-13, then follows with a par to stand 2 under through five holes after starting out even par.

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Update 24: 4:22 p.m. EDT

Some notables in the afternoon group, in addition to co-leaders Na Yeon Choi and Suzann Pettersen, as well as Anna Nordqvist, who has bogeyed No. 2 to return to 3 under where she started the day:

• Lizette Salas is 1 under through two and within a stroke of the lead.

• Michelle Wie tees off at 4:30 EDT and is even par.

• Fourteen-year-old Angel Yin is 1 under through two, bringing her to even par.

• Fifteen-year-old Lydia Ko tees off at 4:30 and is even par.

• Thursday's low amateur, Ashlan Ramsey, tees off at 4:30 and is 1 under.

• Natalie Gulbis, who recently missed time because of malaria, tees off at 4:22 and is 2 over.

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Update 23: 4:11 p.m. EDT

Anna Nordqvist starts her day by becoming a co-leader, birdieing No. 1. Jodi Ewart Shadoff, who led alone for a stretch, ends her day at the par-5 No. 9 by carding her third straight par to stay in the 4-under group atop the leaderboard – just as co-leaders Na Yeon Choi and Suzann Pettersen are set to tee off.

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Update 22: 3:57 p.m. EDT

Paula Creamer spent about half her day on the cut line, but closed with two straight birdies to pull to 2 under – which is two strokes off the lead with co-leaders Na Yeon Choi and Suzann Pettersen yet to tee off.

Among the notables in the morning groups who will need to watch the cut line as the afternoon rounds are played:

• World No. 1 Yani Tseng parred out after a triple bogey on her 16th hole of the day and is set precariously at 3 over, currently T-61 and barely on the good side of the projected cut line.

• Lexi Thompson shot an even par 72, which might not be enough to make the cut at 4 over.

• World No. 5 Shanshan Feng appears headed home, at 5 over after a 71 that couldn't remedy Thursday's round of 78.

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Update 21: 3:46 p.m. EDT

Moriya Jutanugarn and Ai Miyazato wrap up their days and stand 2 under through two rounds, Miyazato with the day's best effort so far at 4 under. Co-leader Jodi Ewart Shadoff steadies herself with a par to stay at 4 under.

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Update 20: 3:34 p.m. EDT

Jodi Ewart Shadoff is now co-leader again, with a second-straight bogey dropping her to the crowd at 4 under, where she started the day. Haeji Kang and Jiyai Shin are a stroke back and in the clubhouse.

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Update 19: 3:21 p.m. EDT

A bogey at the par-3 No. 5 hole is leader Jodi Ewart Shadoff's first of the day, but she still stands alone at 5 under with a 1-stroke margin over Na Yeon Choi and Suzann Pettersen, who have yet to tee off, as well as Pornanong Phatlum, whose day is done.

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Update 19: 3:06 p.m. EDT

Jodi Ewart Shadoff, who has been a model of consistency, converts her first birdie putt since the second hole of her day and moves to 6 under through 13, extending her lead to two shots.

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Update 18: 2:59 p.m. EDT

Yani Tseng misses the fairway out-of-bounds and cards triple bogey at No. 7 – with two holes to play, the world's No. 2 female golfer must be cognizant of the cut line that currently stands at her score of 3 over, though it's early.

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Update 17: 2:48 p.m. EDT

Pornanong Phatlum finishes with a pair of pars to stand 4 under through two rounds, good for T-2 right now with first-round co-leaders Na Yeon Choi and Suzann Pettersen. Ai Miyazato has moved to 2 under with a birdie at No. 7 that pulled her to 4 under on the day.

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Update 16: 2:31 p.m. EDT

Paula Creamer, who has spent much of the day around the cut line, birdies Nos. 2 and 3 to move to even par through 12 holes. World No. 2 Yani Tseng is at the same mark through 13 holes today, which is good for T-23. Another birdie string of three in four holes has Haeji Kang at 3 under through 13.

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Update 15: 2:19 p.m. EDT

Pornanong Phatlum birdies her 16th hole of the day to pull within a stroke of leader Jodi Ewart Shadoff, the third player to do so this morning. Ewart Shadoff sends a long birdie putt past and right on 1o. 1, leaving about a 4-footer that becomes her ninth par putt made today.

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Update 14: 2:09 p.m. EDT

Jodi Ewart Shadoff gets close on No. 18 for yet another birdie opportunity, as her tee-to-green game has been rock-solid; she misses just low and again makes a comebacker for par. Back at No. 14, Hee Kyung Seo cards her third bogey of the day to fall to 3 under.

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Update 13: 1:56 p.m. EDT

Hee Kyung Seo cards her third straight birdie to pull to 4 under through 11 holes. It's her sixth birdie of the day after starting even par. Yani Tseng also started the day even, and a birdie at No. 2 gets her to 1 under through 11.

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Update 12: 1:45 p.m. EDT

Jacqui Concolino birdies No. 9 to join the group at 3 under, two strokes back of Jodi Ewart Shadoff – who nearly sinks a long, tricky birdie attempt but pars again to hold her ground. Further down the leaderboard, Lexi Thompson is fighting to make the cut – she's T-74 and 4 over after birdieing No. 2 to stand even par for the day through 12 holes.

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Update 11: 1:34 p.m. EDT

Another hole, another green in regulation for leader Jodi Ewart Shadoff, but the birdie attempt slides by just on the high side. She makes the comebacker for par to stay out front. Hee Kyung Seo, who started the day at even par, birdies No. 11 to pull within two strokes of Ewart Shadoff and into T-4 with Moriya Jutanugarn, Anna Nordqvist and Jiyai Shin.

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Update 10: 1:25 p.m. EDT

Leader Jodi Ewart Shadoff has been steady today, providing herself with plenty of birdie opportunities and 1 under for the day with four straight pars through six holes. Ai Miyazato has the day's best round going, 3 under through 11 after birdies at Nos. 1 and 2, her second back-to-back birdies of the day bringing her to 1 under for the tournament.

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Update 9: 1:14 p.m. EDT

Among the notables away from the lead pack in the afternoon groups:

• World No. 1 Yani Tseng bogeyed No. 13 and has seven pars to stand 1 over for the day and the tourney.

• World No. 5 Shanshan Feng is 1 under for the day after two birdies in three holes at Nos. 18 and 2, and is 5 over for the tourney.

• World No. 10 Paula Creamer is even par for the day with a pair of birdies and a pair of bogeys through eight hole, 2 over for the tourney.

• Lexi Thompson birdied No. 11 and bogeyed No. 16 to stand even for the day, 4 over for the tourney.

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Update 8: 1:03 p.m. EDT

The logjam in the field is at 2 under, three back of leader Jodi Ewart Shadoff. Of the eleven golfers at that mark, five are playing this morning: Gerina Piller (3 under today), Hee Kyung Seo (2 under today), Pornanong Phatlum (1 under today), Jiyai Shin and Jacqui Concolino (both even today).

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Update 7: 12:49 p.m. EDT

Moriya Jutanugarn keeps pace with leader Jodi Ewart Shadoff, birdieing No. 14 to pull to 4 under and today is 2 under through five holes. Angela Stanford falls to 2 under with a double bogey at No. 18 to close her first nine of the day. Louise Friberg, who had challenged for the lead Thursday, is 7 over today through 11 holes and stands at 6 over.

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Update 6: 12:38 p.m. EDT

Jodi Ewart Shadoff pulls into the lead on her own with a birdie at No. 11 for a one-stroke lead – then fires a dart at the pin on No. 12 that nearly goes in but two-putts for par. Elsewhere, Jiyai Shin birdies No. 15, after five straight pars to start her day, to move to 3 under and within a stroke of the lead.

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Update 5: 12:26 p.m. EDT

Pornanong Phatlum and Moriya Jutanugarn join the 3-under pack, just one stroke off the lead, with birdies at Nos. 17 and 12 respectively during their first nines of the day. Anna Nordqvist also is 3 under and tees off in the afternoon group. A bogey at No. 7 ends Amy Yang's string of six straight pars to start her day and drops her to 2 under.

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Update 4: 12:11 p.m. EDT

Gerina Piller finishes her first nine 3 under, birdieing No. 18 and pulling within two strokes of the lead. Co-leader Jodi Ewart Shadoff has parred her first hole, scrambling from the right rough.

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Update 3: 11:58 a.m. EDT

Angela Stanford joins the leaders at 4 under with a birdie at No. 14 and is 2 under today through five holes. Gerina Piller (1 under for the tourney) and Belen Mozo (even par for the tourney) also are 2 under today, through eight holes and five holes respectively.

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Update 2: 11:44 a.m. EDT

Ai Miyazato birdies again, 2 under today through three holes and even par for the tournament. Chasing her first win in a major, her best finish in the Kraft is a T-15 in 2007.

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Update 1: 11:31 a.m. EDT

Ai Miyazato and Lexi Thompson join those who have gotten under par early today, with birdies at No. 11. They're at 1 over and 3 over respectively.

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Early risers

Gerina Piller, who approached the lead yesterday but fell with a rough finish, is already 2 under today through five holes. Angela Stanford, Belen Mozo and Pornanong Phatlum are 1 under through 2 holes each.

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Weather conditions

Temperatures are in the upper 60s to start the day, with winds quiet but expected to pick up during the next 3 hours. High temps are expected to reach the upper 80s this afternoon and winds could approach 20 mph.

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Thursday's coverage

Michelle Wie and Lydia Ko fired even-par 72s on Thursday at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, but it is the overall lesson that Wie can offer that Ko will learn from the most, says our Beth Ann Baldry.

Starting on the back, Alabama's Stephanie Meadow double-bogeyed No. 13 and bogeyed No. 15. She had three birdies on the front to get to 1-over 73 for the day.

Notebook: Suzann Pettersen says on-course enjoyment is the hardest part of the game for her. Thursday’s bogey-free 68, however, left a smile on her face.

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Wednesday's coverage

A victory this week would get former World No. 1 Yani Tseng back on course

Notes: Modest 15-year-old Lydia Ko gathers in the Kraft Nabisco Championship experience

Staff predictions: Stacy Lewis, Lydia Ko lead picks for Kraft Nabisco Championship

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