INCHEON, South Korea — No. 1-ranked Sung Hyun Park and No. 2 Ariya Jutanugarn have been amongst 4 sharing the lead after two rounds of the KEB Hana Bank Championship on Friday.
Park shot a second straight Four-under 68 and Ariya was higher with a 67 for two-round totals of Eight-under 136 on the Sky 72 Ocean Course.
Charley Hull was at 9 below on the flip after an eagle on the par-5 seventh gap however dropped again after consecutive bogeys and birdied the 17th to get to eight below with Danielle Kang. Kang was at 9 below after 11, however bogeyed 12-13-14 and climbed again, too, to share the midway lead.
Park is getting ready to be grouped over the ultimate rounds along with her major rival.
“The very first time I was grouped together with Ariya, that was when I actually felt kind of pressure or burden,” Park stated. “But since I’ve played with her quite often, I’m getting more and more comfortable with her.”
Ariya bogeyed three of her first seven holes, then recovered on the again 9 with six birdies, together with 4 on the final 5 holes.
“I hit a few shots pretty close and I made some long putts,” she stated.
First-round chief Nasa Hataoka of Japan slipped to a 73, however was solely two strokes off the lead together with Lydia Ko, who carded a bogey-free 68.