The Courier-Mail

Pressel in control

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AMERICAN Morgan Pressel, seeking her first LPGA title since 2008, fired a two-under par 69 to maintain her lead after yesterday’s second round of the Shoprite Classic.

The 27-year-old US standout stood on sevenunder 135 through 36 holes at the 54-hole event, one stroke ahead of Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist as she pressed for her first victory since the 2008 Kapalua Classic.

Pressel’s only other triumph came in 2007 when she won her first major at the Kraft Nabisco Championsh­ip.

Minjee Lee is the bestplaced Australian at even par, seven shots off the pace.

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