Jang goes from qualifier to leader at LPGA season opener

Updated at: 01/29/2015 4:52 PM

(AP) OCALA, Fla. - OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Ha Na Jang went from qualifier to leader in just a few days at the LPGA season opener.

Jang, ranked 21st in the world, shot a 7-under 65 in the second round of the Coates Golf Championship on Thursday and opened a four-shot lead over Stacy Lewis heading into the third round.

The South Korean has full status on the LPGA Tour, but because the opener isn't a full-field event, she had to qualify last Saturday. Her extra time at Golden Golf & Ocala Equestrian Club certainly paid dividends. She's made one bogey in two rounds.

The start of the round was delayed 90 minutes because of frost, and the interruption prevented about 50 players from completing 18 holes. They will return Friday morning to finish.

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