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Miyazato sparkles in Florida

Ai Miyazato was one shot clear at the midway point of the CME Group Titleholders event in Florida after an eight-under-par round of 64.

The 27-year-old outscored overnight leader Suzann Pettersen by seven shots at the season-ending event, with the Norwegian one under for the day and three behind overall.

Between her and Miyazato was Choi Na Yeon (nine under), while Brittany Lincicome, Karine Icher and Yoo Sun Young also returned to the clubhouse on seven under.

Miyazato's round would have been even better were it not for a second-hole bogey, but she more than made up for it, particularly with two runs of three straight birdies.

Germany's Sandra Gal was tied for seventh on six under, sharing the position with Karrie Webb and Ryu So Yeon.