Stacy Lewis takes lead in Dubai

The Associated Press
Stacy Lewis takes lead in Dubai
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Carlota Ciganda of Spain tees off on the 9th hole during the 2nd round of Dubai Ladies Masters golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Stacy Lewis shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead during the suspended second round of the Dubai Ladies Masters.

The third-ranked Lewis, a three-time winner this year on the LPGA Tour, had a 9-under 135 total at Emirates Golf Course in the Ladies European Tour's season-ending tournament.

''The putts went in today,'' Lewis said. ''I made a little adjustment on the practice green and it seemed to work. I made a couple of long ones that I probably shouldn't have made and it turned out to be a good day.

''On the longer putts the grip handle was stopping instead of keeping going so I changed that. I think I had 10 or 12 fewer putts and that made the difference. I think I had 24 putts today instead of 33.''

Sweden's Pernilla Lindberg was second after a 69. Spain's Carlota Ciganda was 7 under after a 70, and Thailand's Pornanong Phatlum was another stroke back after a 70.

Six players were unable to complete the round because of darkness.