PITTSFORD (New York) (AFP) - South Korea's Shin Jiyai fired a four-under par 68 on Friday to seize a three-stroke lead when second-round play was halted by darkness at the two million-dollar Wegmans LPGA. Thunderstorms stopped play for almost five hours and play was halted with 71 players yet to finish their second round, including Cheyenne Woods, the niece of golf superstar Tiger Woods who was fighting to make the cut. Play will resume Saturday morning with 21-year-old Shin on top of the leaderboard at a record 11-under par 133 through 36 holes. "I'm really am happy with my putter," Shin said. "I would like to keep this feeling through tomorrow and the final round." American Morgan Pressel was second at eight-under par with five holes remaining in her second round, one stroke ahead of compatriot Kristy McPherson who had also completed 13 holes; US star Michelle Wie, who had eight to play, and Stacy Lewis, who had four holes remaining. Shin, the first non-LPGA player to win three events on the tour, hopes to continue a hot streak that saw her win the Women's British Open last August, the Mizuno Classic and season-ending ADT Championship. Last March, as a tour player, Shin won the HSBC Women's Champions in Singapore. Shin sank short birdie putts on the third and fourth holes, suffered her only bogey at the 10th hole after finding a bunker, and grabbed the lead with an eight-foot birdie putt at the 14th then birdied from six feet at the par-5 17th. Germany's Sandra Gal, who led after the completion of the first round, fired a 73 to fall off the pace. "I'm in the hunt for the weekend, so I can't complain," Gal said. "I just accept it as it is and move forward." Woods, 18, was making her first LPGA start thanks to a sponsor exemption, was on one-over through 10 holes.