Date: April 04, 2009
Author: Sportal and PA Sport

Hull loses touch with leaders

Katherine Hull had a disappointing two-over-par round to drop down to a tie for 11th at the halfway mark of the Kraft Nabisco Championship. Hull was in touch with the leaders after the opening round, but four bogeys has left her five shots off the pace. Fellow Australian Karrie Webb had an even-par round to be in a tie for 18th at one-over-par. Christina Kim shot a three-under-par 69 to move into a share of the lead alongside Kristy McPherson. Kim carded six birdies against three bogeys at the Mission Hills Country Club in California while McPherson&aposs two under 70 put the pair a stroke clear at the top of the leaderboard. Cristie Kerr carded five birdies whilst dropping just one shot for to storm up to the third with a four-under-par 68, the best round of the day. Overnight leader Brittany Lincicome dropped to third after returning to the clubhouse with a two-over 74. Jimin Kang (70) and Lindsey Wright (71) are tied fifth while Paula Creamer&aposs level par 72 moved her into a share of seventh alongside three others. World No.1 Lorena Ochoa shot a second successive 73 and is tied 26th, eight shots off the pace. Michelle Wie endured a torrid time round the course as she had three double bogeys, six bogeys and three birdies for a nine over par 81 but still made the cut.