Masson in front at Open
GERMANY’S Caroline Masson was a shot clear at the top of the British Women’s Open leaderboard after carding a blemish-free second round of 65 at Carnoustie.
The 22-year-old, who turned professional last year, moved onto 11-underpar with her impressive second round, which included four birdies on the front nine and a further three on the back nine.
South Korean duo In-Bee Park and Meena Lee were a shot behind Masson after the former shot an eightunder-par round of 64 to move into contention, while overnight leader Park signed for a 69 to remain in the hunt.
Another South Korean pair were two shots further back, with Se Ri Pak and Na Yeon Choi tied for fourth along with Holland’s Dewi Claire Schreefel.
World No1 Yani Tseng of Chinese Taipei, the defending British Open champion, posted a 66 – four shots adrift of Masson.
Scotland’s Catriona Matthew was the leading Briton in the field, tied 12th following a secondround 69.