AIG Women’s Open: In Gee Chun leads Madelene Sagstrom and Ashleigh Buhai at Muirfield | Golf News


Seven-time main winner Inbee Park two off the midway lead and Eire’s Leona Maguire is six behind alongside Scotland’s Louise Duncan; Watch the AIG Women’s Open dwell on Saturday from 1pm on Sky Sports activities Golf and the Sky Sports activities Golf YouTube channel

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Highlights from day two of the AIG Women's Open at Muirfield as In Gee Chun opened up a one-shot lead

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Highlights from day two of the AIG Women’s Open at Muirfield as In Gee Chun opened up a one-shot lead

Highlights from day two of the AIG Women’s Open at Muirfield as In Gee Chun opened up a one-shot lead

In Gee Chun bolstered her hopes of claiming a second main victory of the season by shifting right into a one-shot lead at the midway stage of the AIG Girls’s Open, as world No 1 Jin Younger Ko suffered an early exit.

The three-time main champion, who received the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship earlier this season, blended six birdies with a lone bogey to submit a five-under 66 and transfer to eight below at Muirfield.

Chun holds a one-shot lead over Madelene Sagstrom and Ashleigh Buhai, who led for big elements of her second spherical however bogeyed her remaining gap, with seven-time main champion Inbee Park two behind after a four-under 67.

Ashleigh Buhai made an eagle and four birdies in a front-nine 30

Ashleigh Buhai made an eagle and 4 birdies in a front-nine 30

“Super chuffed with how I played today,” Buhai mentioned. “I stayed very patient. Stuck with my steps and my processes, which is my goal this week, just to do those well and hopefully the outcome takes care of itself. I’ve been doing that pretty well the last few weeks and you know, obviously disappointed to end with a bogey.”

Chun began the day three behind and remained off the tempo when she cancelled out a birdie at the par-five fifth with a dropped shot at the following, solely to select up photographs at the ninth and eleventh to get inside one of many lead.

The Korean noticed her ball cease alongside the outlet earlier than ultimately dropping in for birdie at the thirteenth, with Chun including additional birdies at the fifteenth and seventeenth earlier than producing a superb par-save at the final to set the clubhouse goal.

Chun's long birdie attempt stops next to the hole for seven seconds before eventually dropping in to move her tied for the lead at the British Open

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Chun’s lengthy birdie try stops subsequent to the outlet for seven seconds earlier than ultimately dropping in to maneuver her tied for the lead at the British Open

Chun’s lengthy birdie try stops subsequent to the outlet for seven seconds earlier than ultimately dropping in to maneuver her tied for the lead at the British Open

Buhai had charged up the leaderboard by following two birdies within the first 4 holes with an eagle at the par-five fifth, with the South African including additional positive aspects at the sixth and ninth to succeed in the flip in 30.

The 33-year-old went seven below for her spherical with a birdie at the eleventh and retained at least a share of the lead till the par-four final, the place she scrambled to make birdie after a poor strategy right into a fairway bunker.

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Sagstrom birdied three of her final 4 holes to match Buhai’s 65 and additionally get to seven below, whereas Hannah Inexperienced produced a three-birdie end to get inside three of the lead and in a single day chief Hinako Shibuno slipped 4 behind after a two-over 73.

Eire’s Leona Maguire birdied three of the final 5 holes to submit a two-under 69 and transfer to 2 below alongside Scotland’s Louise Duncan, who posted a second-round 73, with Jessica Korda additionally within the group on two below after making 4 consecutive bogeys on her again 9.

Leona Maguire says her monster putt on the 15th made up for a few misses on the front nine at the AIG Women's Open

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Leona Maguire says her monster putt on the fifteenth made up for just a few misses on the entrance 9 at the AIG Women’s Open

Leona Maguire says her monster putt on the fifteenth made up for just a few misses on the entrance 9 at the AIG Women’s Open

English trio Jodi Ewart Shadoff, Charley Hull and Mel Reid are all seven off the tempo and 2018 champion Georgia Corridor is an extra stroke behind, as world No 3 Nelly Korda stuttered into the weekend regardless of a three-over 74.

Ko, the world No 1, made back-to-back bogeys from the fifteenth and cancelled out a birdie at the seventeenth with a dropped shot at the final to shut a level-par 71 and endure an early exit, with Lexi Thompson and Carlota Ciganda among the many others to overlook the reduce.

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