Published: Dec 01, 2011 11:02 PM EST
Updated: Dec 02, 2011 7:30 AM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Florida (AP) - Christine Song shot a 2-under 70 on LPGA International's Legends Course to take a two-stroke lead over Stephanie Kono after the second round of the 90-hole U.S. LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament on Thursday.

Song had an 8-under 136 total. She opened with a 66 on Wednesday on the Champions Course.

Kono, an amateur, had a 71 on the Legends Course.

Jennie Lee, Jacqui Concolino and Rebecca Durham were 2 under. Lee had a 71, and Concolino shot a 72, both on the Legends Course. Durham had a 71 on the Champions Course.

Seventeen-year-old Ginger Howard, trying to become only the fourth black player on the U.S. LPGA Tour, was 5 over after a 79 on the Legends Course.

The top 40 and ties will receive 2012 U.S. LPGA Tour membership.