World #1 Inbee Park took control of the Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship to lead at the half-way point.
Inbee posted a second round -10 under par 62, which included a bogey, at the Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship, to sit comfortably on top of the leaderboard on -18 under par for the two rounds. Inbee now holds a three shot lead over Shanshan Feng, who is in second place at -15 under par at the Miramar Golf Country Club.
Inbee said she was playing so well and her putting was good that she did think of the magic 59 number;
“Everything was working really good out there today. I probably didn’t hit as close as yesterday but I holed a lot of putts today.”
“Obviously, two days without the wind here in Taiwan is really unusual and I thought I should take advantage of that for two days and I feel like I did that.”
“I had a score this year, 61, which was my best round and I really wanted to beat that one. But yeah, just came one short.”
“Definitely thought it was possible going into 13, 14, because coming down the stretch, I thought there was a lot of birdie holes. Especially the last, it’s a par 5.”
“I still need to play quite good. I shot 8-under and 10-under for two days and I’m only leading by three.”
Shanshan has a five shot cushion over the four ladies who are tied in third place at -10 under par; Lydia Ko, Mirim Lee, who also carded a -10 under par 62, Azahara Munoz, and Line Vedel are trying to catch the leader.
Lydia made six consecutive birdies from holes three through eight;
“I kind of did this at the Australian Open last year, so I kind of knew what kind of a roll I could possibly get into, but after leaving my putt like an inch short on 9, and that could have been my seventh in a row, but I think I played well overall, and you never know what’s going to happen down the last couple holes. “
“It’s a course where you can shoot some low scores, but no, I haven’t actually seen the course where there’s been like where there’s hardly any wind. So it’s kind of different. I kind of feel like, man, am I playing the same course.”
Mirim said it was her iron play that made the difference in her game today;
“I think my irons, my irons were very good, so I have a lot of chances.”
I”’m so excited. I always enjoy the play, so I’m very happy.”
Amazingly Danielle Kang scored another hole in one today, that’s two in two weeks, along with the two cars as well;
“It’s pretty awesome, I was standing there and we all screamed. Jodi and I were talking about how first week you get a congratulations, second week everyone is just going to yell at you.”
“I was actually thinking about a hole in one, because I’ve been touching that car, I really wanted the car, it’s an Audi 6, I was like, okay, that’s pretty awesome.”