Pettersen stuns with eight-birdie 64

Suzan Pettersen has stunned the field in the second round of the season-opening Honda PTT LPGA Thailand.

Norway’s Suzann Pettersen has fired a faultless 8-under-par 64 to stun the field and open up a three-stroke lead midway through the season-opening Honda PTT LPGA Thailand.
The 2007 champion did not drop a shot throughout her first round and repeated that feat today at the Siam Country Club when she cardied eight blistering birdies to move three ahead of South Korea’s Park Hee-young.
Park also enjoyed a blemish-free round as she signed for a six-under 66, while Japan’s Ai Miyazato was a further shot behind in third place after carding a five under 67.
MJ Hur, who had started the day joint leader alongside Pettersen, dropped down the leaderboard as an eagle on the 10th and a birdie on the seventh were undone by five bogeys.
The South Korean returned to the clubhouse with a two over 74 and was tied for 13th, 10 shots off the pace, heading into the weekend.
Michelle Wie was also in a share of 13th after the 20-year-old American, who is making her debut in this tournament, carded a four under 68.
World number one Lorena Ochoa needs to improve over the weekend with the Mexican tied 18th following an even-par 72 today.
She was joined by England’s Laura Davies, whose four birdies against three bogeys saw her return to the clubhouse with a one under 71.