Taipei - Former world number one Lydia Ko shot a dazzling
six-under-par 66 to lurk two strokes off the lead at the LPGA Taiwan
Championship on Friday.
Ko, who tied for second in Shanghai last week - her best
result since April - fired seven birdies against a lone bogey at par-72 Ta Shee
Golf and Country Club.
The Korean-born New Zealander, 21, trailed halfway leader
Hsu Wei-ling, who carded 67 for an aggregate score of nine-under 135, and Jodi
Ewart Shadoff who was a shot off the pace.
Home favourite Hsu shot a bogey-free five birdies to
overtake England's Ewart Shadoff, who couldn't repeat her pace-setting opening
round of 65 and carded 71.
Ko, who shot to prominence in her mid-teens but endured her
first winless season last year, has been back in the swing with six consecutive
top-16 finishes after she missed the cut at the Ladies Scottish Open in July.
Earlier this year she snapped her unaccustomed win drought
at the LPGA Championship in April, one of six top-10 performances so far this
America's Danielle Kang, the winner last week in Shanghai,
withdrew from the second round through illness, the LPGA said without giving