CARLSBAD, Calif. – Dori Carter might have gotten a bit ahead of herself late in the second round of the Kia Classic. She still left everyone else behind Friday.
After birdieing six of the first seven holes on the back nine, Carter bogeyed the final two holes for an 8-under 64. The round was her lowest in competition and broke the Aviara course record.
Winless on the LPGA Tour, the former University of Mississippi player had 11 birdies and three bogeys. At 10-under 134, she had a two-stroke lead over Stacy Lewis and Cristie Kerr.
Lewis shot 66, and Kerr had a 68.
Toronto’s Rebecca Lee-Bentham carded a 2-over 74 Friday. The former Team Canada member is tied for 37th at even-par 144. She was the lone Canadian to make the 36-hole cut.