Higa, Ichinose, Oyama share Mizuno Classic lead

Mamiko Higa is one of three players tied for the lead after the second round of the Mizuno Classic.

Mamiko Higa is one of three players tied for the lead after the second round of the Mizuno Classic.

SHIMA, Japan — Japan's Mamiko Higa, Yuki Ichinose and Shiho Oyama shared the second-round lead Saturday in the Mizuno Classic, the final tournament in the LPGA Tour's five-event Asian swing.

Higa and Ichinose shot 6-under 66 to match Oyama at 8 under at Kintetsu Kashikojima in the event also sanctioned by the Japan LPGA Tour. Oyama, the first-round leader, had her second straight 68.

American Brittany Lincicome and Japan's Asako Fujimoto were a stroke back. Lincicome had a 68, and Fujimoto shot 67.

Defending champion Stacy Lewis was 5 under after a 68. The American overcame a seven-stroke deficit in the final round last year, birdieing the last three holes for a 64 and a one-shot victory. She's the top-ranked player in the field at No. 3 and has three victories this year.

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