Kim leads the three of them she seeks redemption in Mission Hills

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Kim In-kyung won the Women & # 39; s British Open in 2017ANA Inspiration leaderboard-8: IK Kim (Kor); -5: K Kirk (Aus); -4: A McDonald (US), JY Ko (Kor); -3: Hull (Eng), L Thompson, (US), D Kang (US), SH Park (Kor), J Yan (Chi) Other selected: -1: J Ewart Shadoff (Eng); Level G Hall (Eng)

Seven years after missing a meter putt on the final hole and losing her first major title, Kim In-kyung has a triple lead after the second round of the ANA Inspiration.

Kim & # 39; s seven-under-65 gave her a three-beat lead on eight under on the first women's major of the year in Mission Hills, California.

Katherine Kirk in Australia is second out of five after a 68.

Charley Hull from England is one of five players tied for the fifth and three under.

Another English, Jodi Ewart Shadoff, sits another two shots further back, although countrymen Bronte Law and Charlotte Thomas missed the cut.

American Ally McDonald, who led after the first round, is now tied to third alongside Ko Jin-jong – the pair sits four strokes behind Kim.

Kim & # 39; s missed putt in 2012, she sent her to a play-off against countryman Yoo Sun-young and she lost on the first extra h ole.

It took another five years before she took the first major and won the Women & # 39; s British Open in Kingsbarns in 2017.

However, after Friday's round, Kim was reluctant to talk about her previous experience at Mission Hills.

"Sometimes it's hard to get results. I can't control it, that's the truth," she said.

Kim In-kyung had to be comforted by her caddy after missing the 2012 title

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