DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — American teenager Lexi Thompson has taken a two-shot lead after the second round of the Dubai Ladies Masters.
The 16-year-old Thompson, who is the youngest LPGA Tour winner, strung together six birdies on her way to a bogey-free 6-under 66 Thursday and a 136 total.
Thompson got her short game working after finishing 16th in the first round.
Swedish veteran Sophie Gustafson (67) and Margherita Rigon (68) were two shots back.
Michelle Wie is four shots behind after a 67. The 22-year-old American, who is looking for her first win of the year, rallied after an opening-round 73.
Overnight leader Lotta Wahlin of Sweden needed eight more strokes on Thursday, scoring a 74.