Shin leads Webb contends at British Open
BY Bruce Young | Ladies European Tour | 2012 Ricoh Womens British Open | Round Two | 16 Sep 2012
The second round of the Ricoh Women’s British Open was completed today, 24 hours after its scheduled time.
With play abandoned on day two due to the high winds which buffeted the Royal Liverpool Golf Club, competition resumed in good early conditions although later in the day the winds returned but nowhere near the intensity of those which caused so much chaos on Friday.
2008 champion, Jiyai Shin, produced an afternoon round of 64, four shots better than any of her rivals, and leads by five over Inbee Park with Australian Karrie Webb and Japan’s Mika Miyazato one shot further back.
Starting the day one shot behind the leaders, Shin got the perfect start when she eagled her opening hole and followed immediately with three further birdies. Another birdie at her 7th hole had her out in 31 and two further birdies on her way in saw her complete a round of 8 under.
Inbee Park appeared as is he might challenge Shin when she birdied reached the turn in four under 33 but the momentum slowed over her back nine although the Evian Masters winner is Shin’s closest challenger.
An eagle at the 16th hole has Webb knocking on the door of her 8th major championship victory more than six years after her 7th.
New Zealander Lydia Ko is in a share of 6th position at 1 under after her second round of 71.
Katherine Hull is tied for 11th at even par and although nine shots from the lead she is just four shots out of second place.
The final two rounds will be played on Sunday weather permiting.
Lindsey Wright is 38th, while Sarah Jane Smith and Stephanie Na also made the cut in 42nd position.
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