Kerr Leads U.S. Women's Open

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BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) - Cristie Kerr strung together three birdies on the front nine in a round of 1-under 70 to take a one-stroke lead over Paula Creamer after two rounds of the U.S. Women's Open.

Kerr, the 2007 Women's Open champ, had one of only six rounds under par on the tough Saucon Valley Country Club layout Friday, offsetting four bogeys with five birdies. She stands at 3-under 139.

Creamer, looking for her first Women's Open title, carded a 3-under 68 after an opening 72 and was alone in second at 2-under 140.

Futures Tour player Jean Reynolds is third after a 72 for a 1-under 141.

Top-ranked Lorena Ochoa struggled to a round of 8-over 79 and was at 6-over for the championship.

First-round leader Na Yeon Choi of South Korea shot a 3-over 74
and was at even par.