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Ace by Caroline Inglis a highlight of Friday's second round at Columbia Edgewater Country Club.

COURTESY PHOTO: LPGA MEDIA - Lilia Vu is tied for the lead midway through the LPGA AmazingCre Portland Classic at Columbia Edgewater Country Club.Lilia Vu and Esther Henseleit both got off to fast starts in the second round of the LPGA AmazingCre Portland Classic on Friday, Sept. 16, at Columbia Edgewater Country Club. And Vu and Henseleit enter Saturday's third round tied for the lead at 10 under par midway through the 51st edition of the tournament.

The Friday highlight was provide by Caroline Inglis, who hit her first hole-in-one as a professional. The Columbia Edgewater member aced the par-3 13th hole from 143 yards with an 8-iron.

"I hit it kind of not very good, like it was thin. I was like, OK, it'll bounce up. That's fine. It took a really big first bounce and just like went in," said Inglis, who is tied for 10th place, three strokes off the lead at 7-under par. "I was so shocked like that it actually happened at my home course on a hole that I played so many times. And there were so many people. Like so many of my family, friends and members out here watching that it was like such a loud roar. It was really fun."

Vu, a 24-year old graduate of UCLA, is on top of a LPGA leaderboard for the first time. She had four birdies on her first five holes on Friday, had an eagle on the par-5 seventh and another birdie at No. 12 en route to a round of 6-under 66.

Vu said she managed her round well to avoid trouble off the tee with Columbia Edgewater's narrow fairways.

"I just know that sometimes going for the green isn't always something I'm comfortable with. So, I'm completely fine laying up, and then I feel like I can make a birdie from anywhere," Vu said.

Henseleit said she's been struggling all year to find a good rhythm. On Friday, the German had 10 birdies in her round of 64 to earn a share of the lead.

Spain's Carolta Ciganda is alone in third place, one stroke behind the leaders at 9-under 135 after a 6-under 66 on Friday that included eight birdies.

Six golfers are tied for fourth place at 8 under par: Andrea Lee, Daniela Darquea, Weiwei Zhang, Maja Stark, Ayaka Furue and Hannah Green.

First-round leader Ayako Uehara shot 1-over 73 on Friday and is tied for 13th at 6-under through 36 holes.

A total of 73 golfers shot even par or better through 36 holes to make the cut for weekend play.

Saturday's round starts at 8:19 a.m. Coverage on the Golf Channel is scheduled noon to 3 p.m. daily.

Tickets start at $5 (plus fees). For tickets and other details, visit portlandclassic.com.


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