Kia Classic: Jiyai Shin is new leader
Shin, who started the day tied for fourth, birdied the second, third, fourth, sixth and seventh holes and is eight-under for the tournament. She is a stroke ahead of first-round leader Amanda Blumenherst, who isn't scheduled to tee off until 3:50 p.m.
Michelle Wie, who began the day in third place, two shots out of the lead, is now tied for fifth and is one-over par through nine holes of her second round.
Also making a strong move Friday is another South Korean, Chella Choi, who began the day tied for 17th and is now alone in fourth place and working on a round of four-under through 13 holes.
-- Diane Pucin
Photo: Jiyai Shin of South Korea poses for a portrait on March 22, 2011 at the Industry Hills Golf Club in the City of Industry, CA. Credit: Jonathan Ferrey / Getty Images