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Ochoa 1 stroke back in Alabama

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Lorena Ochoa shot her second straight 5-under 67 on Friday to move within a stroke of leader Janice Moodie halfway through the Navistar LPGA Classic.

Ochoa is making her first start since tying for sixth in the Safeway Classic on Aug. 24, her seventh straight winless start.

She opened the year with six wins in nine starts, including four straight.

Moodie followed her opening 66 with a 67 on the links-style Senator Course at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail's Capitol Hill complex in Prattville, Ala.

Ochoa birdied her final two holes, hitting a hybrid to 25 feet to set up a two-putt birdie on the par-5 eighth, and holing a 12-footer on the par-4 ninth.

Jill McGill shot a 69 to match Ochoa at 10 under.

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