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moriya jutanugarn leads at evian, aims at majors record

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moriya jutanugarn leads at evian, aims at majors record

evian-les-bains, france — moriya jutanugarn of thailand shot 3-under 68 to lead the evian championship second round on saturday, and could join her younger sister ariya in golf's record book.seeking to be the first sisters to win a major title, moriya's 9-under total left her one shot ahead of ayako uehara of japan, who had seven birdies in her round of 66.the leading group on sunday is completed by katherine kirk of australia, who carded a 69 to trail moriya by two strokes. all three playing partners will seek their first major.victory for moriya — who has a career-best finish of 10th at a major — would make the jutanugarns the first sisters to win a major since the u.s. lpga tour was founded 67 years ago.ariya, who was top-ranked this season, won the 2016 women's british open."i probably don't feel that bad playing on the golf course rather than watching my sister play," said moriya, who recalled feeling "nervous, excited" last year when finishing her round to watch ariya win at woburn, england.two pairs of brothers have won major titles, though not for more than 50 years.lionel and jay hebert of the united states each won a u.s. pga championship, in 1957 and 1960, respectively. the park brothers of scotland, mungo and willie, won back-to-back british opens in 1874 and '75. that was willie park's fourth open title.the fifth women's major of the season is a 54-hole event after weather-affected play on thursday was wiped from the record.moriya had chances to ...