Jang grabs solo lead at LPGA Lotte Championship

Su-Yeon Jang of Republic of Korea plays a tee shot on the18th hole during the second round of the LPGA Lotte Championship Presented By Hershey at Ko Olina Golf Club on April 13, 2017 in Kapolei, Hawaii

South Korea's Jang Su-Yeon notched a birdie and a par early Friday to cap a second-round 67 and seize the halfway lead in the weather-delayed LPGA Lotte Championship in Oahu, Hawaii.

Jang, third on the KLPGA money list in 2016 with two wins on the Korean women's tour, had five-birdies overall in her five-under effort and had a 36-hole total of 134

With the third round due to start later Friday, she had a one-stroke lead over South Korean Kim In-Kyung and Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn.

"Overall, my shots didn’t feel particularly solid, but my putts fell really well and gave me a number of birdies," Jang said.

"There were some risky moments, but I think a bit of luck during those moments helped me end with a good score."

Kim and Ariya were the clubhouse leaders when play was halted on Thursday.

Kim fired a sizzling eight-under-par 64 for a nine-under total of 135, while Ariya carded a six-under 66.

Jang was also nine-under when darkness fell, but her birdie Friday at the par-three eighth, the penultimate hole of her round, gave her sole possession of the lead.

American Stacy Lewis, Becky Morgan of Wales, Canadian Alena Sharp and South Korean Lee Mi-Hyang shared fourth after two rounds on eight-under 136.