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Inbee Park took the second-round lead Friday in the Kraft Nabisco Championship, making three birdies in a row early on the back nine and rebounding from a wind-blown bogey with four straight pars.
Finishing in gusty conditions on another hot afternoon at Mission Hills, the 24-year-old shot a 5-under 67 to reach 7-under.
"Obviously, I putted really good out there, especially on the back nine," Park said. "The wind picked up, so it was tough out there on the back nine. Last four holes, I made all pars. I'm really happy with that."
Lizette Salas was a stroke back after a 68, and Carolina Hedwall and Giulia Sergas followed at 5 under. Hedwall shot 68, and Sergas had a 69.
Park is seeking her second major title after winning the 2008 U.S. Women's Open Championship.
"I just like to stay a little quiet and just do my own thing," Park said. "If I win a little more, I think I'll get a little bit more attention."
McIlroy pulls within 3: Rory McIlroy matched the low round of the day at the Texas Open with a 5-under par 67. He moved within three shots of leader Billy Horschel, who birdied his last two holes to post his second straight 4-under 68.
McIlroy had seven birdies -- including his final three holes -- and overcame a bogey on No. 9 after driving into the rough and catching his left shin on a nearby cactus.
That dropped McIlroy to 1-under, but he rebounded with key putts on the final three holes for birdies and pulled well within reach of the leaders entering the weekend.