Shin in control at Mizuno Classic
Shin Jiyai took control of the Mizuno Classic after the Korean fired a second-round 66 to open up a two-stroke cushion.
Shin Jiyai took control of the Mizuno Classic in Mie after the Korean fired a second-round 66 to open up a two-stroke cushion over Stacy Lewis.
Shin carded six birdies in a bogey-free round at Kintetsu Kashikojima Country Club to climb to 13 under par and top the leaderboard going into tomorrow’s final round.
“My shots were really good. I missed the green just two times and then I made a lot of birdie chances,” said the world number one.
“I feel really good because I won this event two years ago, so I have a good feeling and confidence too.
“Usually when I play leader I try to not make mistakes, but I think tomorrow I have to be aggressive. I have a good feeling right now.”
Lewis is bidding for her first LPGA Tour title and a blistering round of 64 that featured eight birdies and no dropped shots thrust the Texan back into contention.
“I played really well today,” she said.
“The front nine could have been seven or eight under pretty easily but I am not going to complain. I just shot 64. I played really good and hit some solid putts coming in.
“I think people would usually say that I hit it pretty straight and just hit a lot of greens, which is what I did today.
“But, I have picked up distance over the last year and I think I’ve become more than just a good ball-striker. I think that I am starting to show my play.”
Yani Tseng lies third level with Miki Saiki on 10 under par following a 65. Saiki carded a 67 to end the day three shots off the lead.
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