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Moriya Jutanugarn shoots 6-under 66 to lead LPGA Tour qualifying tournament

Thailand's Moriya Jutanugarn shot a 6-under 66 on Thursday to take a three-stroke lead after the second round of the LPGA Tour qualifying tournament.
Christina Kim, seen here at the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic in August, 2012, is trying to qualify for the LPGA in 2013. (Carlos Osorio/Associated Press)

Thailand's Moriya Jutanugarn shot a 6-under 66 on Thursday to take a three-stroke lead after the second round of the LPGA Tour qualifying tournament in Daytona Beach, Fla.

The 18-year-old Jutanugarn had a 10-under total at LPGA International in the five-round event.

"Eight birdies," Jutanugarn said. "I don't know how come. I'm serious."

Lacey Agnew was second after a 67.

Two-time tour winner Christina Kim was third at 5 under after a 67. She is playing the qualifying tournament for the first time in her career.

"When I was younger, after I got my card on what is now the Symetra Tour, I had vowed that I would never have to go to Q- school," Kim said. "And I would now say that no one should ever be that arrogant.

"But now that I'm here, it has a very unique atmosphere. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity that everyone should do at least once. Not at least, just once. Because it's different."

The final top 20 will earn full tour status.