Ken Tanigawa of Los Angeles fired a tournament record six-under-par 66 Tuesday to move within three shots of the lead after two rounds of the 15-17 boys' division of the Junior World Golf Championships at Torrey Pines' South Course.
Tanigawa, who shot a five-over-par 77 in Tuesday's first round, broke the tournament record of 67 shared by Desmond Terblanche of South Africa (1983) and David Toms of Bossier City, La., (1984).
Tanigawa will begin today's third round chasing the tournament leader, Manuel Zerman of South Africa, who shot 69 Wednesday for a two-day total of four-under-par 140. That's one shot better than La Habra's Bob May and first-round leader Neil Simms of Honolulu, who both shot 73s Wednesday.
In the girls' 15-17 division, first-round leader Dana Lofland of Oxnard shot an even-par 74 Wednesday to retain a three-shot lead over South Africa's Jennifer Germs. Both boys and girls' 15-17 age divisions will conclude the four-round tournament Friday at Torrey Pines.
All of the other six divisions will finish play today.
In the girl's 10-and-under division at Presidio Hills, San Diegan Jill Wery shot her second straight 60 Wednesday and carries a three-shot lead into today's final round. Jill Kotoshirado of Hawaii, the first-round leader, shot a 64 Wednesday and is alone in second place. In the boys' 10-and-under, defending champion Eldrick Woods of Cypress, Calif., will carry a five-shot lead into today's final round after shooting a three-under-par 53 Wednesday.
In the 11-12 division at Mission Bay Golf Course, George Mekitarian of Indio and Jill Hamasaki of Hawaii will take one-shot leads into today's final round. Mekitarian fired a two-under par 56 Wednesday, and Hamasaki carded an even-par 64 to retain the lead over El Cajon's Kristyl Sunderman, who shot a two-under-par 62.
Meanwhile, a good race is shaping up in the girls' 13-14 division at Balboa Park. Tina Trimble of Houston shot a six-over-par 78 Wednesday but still maintained a one-shot lead going into the final round over Oceanside's Leta Lindley and Bonita's Christy Erb. Erb stayed in contention partly thanks to a hole in one on the par 3, 187-yard sixth hole.
In the boys' 13-14 division, first-round leader Ramon Brobio of Manila shot an even-par 72 to maintain a three-shot lead over two golfers, including David Thornton of Chula Vista.