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Kia Classic: Local golfer Mindy Kim in the hunt

March 26, 2011 |  1:56 pm


Mindy Kim, a 21-year-old in her third year on the LPGA Tour, shot a seven-under-par 66 in her second round that was completed Saturday morning and is now tied for fifth, six shots behind Kia Classic leader Jiyai Shin.

Michelle Wie has begun her third round with a birdie on the 548-yard, par-five first hole and she is now four under for the tournament and tied for ninth with fellow American Paige Mackenzie.

-- Diane Pucin

Photo: Mindy Kim lines up a putt last week at the LPGA Founders Cup in Phoenix. Credit: Stephen Dunn / Getty Images