Ryu opens up five-shot cushion
South Korea’s So Yeon Ryu shot another flawless round of 66 to take a commanding five-shot lead at the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open.
Having opened her account with a bogey-free 63, Ryu added six more birdies in Friday’s second round at the London Hunt and Country Club in Ontario to lead by an impressive five shots over fellow South Korean Na Yeon Choi, playing partner Anna Nordqvist and Danielle Kang.
“A lot of birdies is still a good sign, but no bogeys is more (of) a great sign because it means I play really consistent and when I was in trouble I handled it pretty well,” she said. “That’s my goal. I aim for the bogey-free round all four days.”
Two more solid rounds over the weekend should give Ryu her first title since the 2012 Jamie Farr Toledo Classic.
It’s been a while since victories, but Ryu hasn’t gotten dejected.
“I’m happy to be just travelling all around the world,” she said. “I’m really happy to show my golf swing and my golf game to all golf fans. The thing is to not really think about the result thing. I’m playing golf and I’m happy.”
American Cristie Kerr is aloe in fifth place on nine under after a 68, though like the rest of the field, she realises they’re all chasing Ryu.
“So Yeon is probably making everything she looks at,” said Kerr.
American Brittany Lincicome is among those on eight under. She had the best round of the day, a 65.
“I felt really confident when I stepped on the first hole,” she said. “It was a very smooth day and it was nice to get some putts to fall.”
Joining Lincicome at eight under were Lizette Salas, Lindsey Wright, Mi Hyang Lee and Xi Yu Lin.
Jessica Korda had a hole in one on the eighth, courtesy of a pinpoint 8 iron from 147 yards from the tee. She lies on four under after successive 70s.
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