Women’s top two share lead

The Nation - - SPORT -

The top two play­ers in women’s golf, Thai­land’s Ariya Ju­tanu­garn and Park Sung-hyun of South Korea, are among four play­ers tied for the sec­ond-round lead at the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Cham­pi­onship in In­cheon.

Also on eight un­der are Eng­land’s Charley Hull, ranked 33, and 29thranked Danielle Kang of the US.

Ariya bo­geyed two of the first four holes but stormed back with six birdies on the back nine for a round of 67 at the par-72 course.

“I didn’t watch the leader­board be­cause af­ter my front nine, I didn’t care about the lead,” she said.

Ariya and world No1 Park are the only LPGA play­ers with three wins this year.

Park three-putted twice but birdied three of the last six holes for a fou­run­der 68 to se­cure her po­si­tion in the lead­ing group on eight un­der par.

The Thai men’s No 1 Ki­radech Aphibarn­rat is eight shots off the pace af­ter his sec­ond suc­ces­sive three-un­der 69 on his PGA Tour de­but at the CIMB Clas­sic in Malaysia.

ARIYA

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