PRINCESS Superal came through with an even par 72 for a seven-stroke lead over erstwhile leader Sarah Ababa in the second round of the Melaka Amateur Open Golf Championship in Melaka, Malaysia late Saturday.
Superal, who had an opening 79, had nines of 35-37 at the hazard-laden Ayer Keroh Golf Club layout and highlighted her round with three birdies, including a bending six-footer on the final hole.
She had a 151 total and pulled away from Ababa, who added an 80 to her opening 78.
Malaysia's Ong Shi Qing also had an 80 but moved up to third at 161 as Lovelynn Guioguio, who also shot 79 in the first round, withdrew due to a bum stomach.
Superal, chasing a follow-up to her Malaysian Juniors Open win last month, rebounded from a bogey on the fourth with back-to-back birdies from No. 5. She dropped another stroke on the 10th and made another bogey on the 16th but closed out with a birdie.