CLIFTON, N.J. - Defending champion Lorena Ochoa birdied five of her final eight holes yesterday at the Sybase Classic for a 5-under-par 67 and a share of the second-round lead with Sarah Lee.

Ochoa and Lee, who had a 69, had 9-under totals of 135 on the Upper Montclair course.

Ochoa, who won last year at Wykagyl in New Rochelle, N.Y., hasn't triumphed since taking over the No. 1 ranking from Annika Sorenstam last month, though the Mexican star has two top-five finishes in three tournaments.

Jane Park was 2 strokes back, and Juli Inkster, Brittany Lincicome, Sherri Steinhauer and Young Jo followed at 5 under.

PGA Tour

DULUTH, Ga. - Former Georgia Tech star Troy Matteson shot an 8-under 64 for a share of the second-round lead at the AT&T Classic with former University of Georgia player Ryuji Imada.

Matteson and Imada, who had a 67, had 10-under totals of 134 on the Greg Norman-designed TPC Sugarloaf. D.J. Brigman was a stroke back, and first-round leader Kevin Sutherland followed at 8 under.

Masters champion Zach Johnson was 7 under, along with Camilo Villegas and Craig Kanada.

Champions Tour

HOOVER, Ala. - Seve Ballesteros got off to a terrible start in his Champions Tour debut, opening with a double bogey and finishing with a 6-over 78 to fall 13 strokes behind leader Scott Hoch at the Regions Charity Classic.

Ballesteros, the Spanish star who turned 50 on April 9, has played only two tournaments in the last two years, the British Open last year and the Masters last month.

Hoch, coming off his first Champions Tour victory two weeks ago at the FedEx Kinko's Classic in Texas, had a 7-under 65 and also a 3-stroke lead after the breezy first round at Ross Bridge.

European Tour

ADARE, Ireland - Padraig Harrington shot a 4-under 68 in gusty wind and had a 1-stroke lead after the second round of the Irish Open. The Irishman had a 3-under total of 141 on the Adare Manor course.