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Kim leads the way

Kim In-kyung shot a six-under-par 66 to establish a one-stroke lead entering the final round of the AIB Ladies Irish Open.

The South Korean carded eight birdies and two bogeys in her second round at Killeen Castle to move to nine under par overall.

The two-time LPGA Tour winner said: "I played very good and started with a birdie. I had some missed saves, like number two, the par five, but overall I played very good and hit a lot of good shots."

Six Nordic players were in the chasing pack, led by Swedish pair Anna Nordqvist and Linda Wessberg, and Norway's Marianne Skarpnord, all on eight under.

Nordqvist shot 67 in a round that included six birdies and one bogey. Wessberg had seven birdies in a 66 while Skarpnord was out in 36 and scored an inward total of 30, with six birdies on the back nine.

Pernilla Lindberg is the fourth Swede on the leaderboard in fifth place on seven under par after a bogey-free 66.

Georgina Simpson (70) and Melissa Reid (72) were the leading English players, the pair among a group of four on four under overall.

Rebecca Coakley continued to lead the Irish challenge after a round of 72 left her at one under par in a share of 20th.

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