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Airbus LPGA Classic: Catriona Matthew leads Charley Hull by one shot

Last Updated: 25/05/14 9:40am

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Catriona Matthew: Kept her place at the top of the leaderboard in Alabama

Catriona Matthew: Kept her place at the top of the leaderboard in Alabama

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Scotland's Catriona Matthew kept her place at the top of the leaderboard at the Airbus LPGA Classic in Mobile, Alabama, as she retained her one-shot lead over England's Charley Hull.

Matthew followed up her opening round of 64 with a 67 to finish five-under on the day, and 13-under overall, with Hull also carding 67 in her second round.

The Scot began on the front nine, picking up two birdies and a bogey, before finding her form with four more birdies in her final nine holes.

Hull, starting on the back nine, also saved her best putting for the second half of her round.

She claimed five birdies across holes one to nine, including three back-to-back across the 6th, 7th and 8th holes, but a disappointing bogey on the ninth meant she finished the day trailing Matthew by one-shot again.

A chasing pack of Hee Young Park, Anna Nordqvist and Jessica Korda remain in contention on 10-under par overall going into the third round.

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2014 Airbus LPGA Classic

New leader: Anna Nordqvist has a one-shot load going into the final round

Nordqvist storms into lead

Anna Nordqvist moved a shot ahead of Scotland's Catriona Matthew at the Airbus LPGA Classic going into the final round.

Catriona Matthew of Scotland reacts after her par putt on the ninth green during round one of the Airbus LPGA Classic

Brits set the pace in Alabama

Catriona Matthew topped the leaderboard from Charley Hull after the opening round of the Airbus LPGA Classic.

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