Seventeen year-old Ariya Jutanugarn asserted her top spot in the Kingsmill Championship with a second round of par, teeing off on number ten she sadly collected three bogey’s on the back nine, but recovered with three birdies on the front nine. It was enough though to maintain her position at the top of the leaderboard, at -7 under par.
Ayria Jutanugarn / LPGA
Ayria reported that all three bogeys were due to missing short putts;
” So it just like have to keep like my putting, you know, everything’s like I hit my irons like very good, my driver is like perfect, so I just want to try to fix my putting. So after the front nine, my putting’s get better but I still miss a lot of short putt. You know, when I first start on the front nine, I saw the leader, so it’s okay, I just want to keep my game. And right now for me everybody still have chance to win, so I just do my best my last two day.”
Tied in second place, at -6 under par, are Angela Stanford and Stacy Lewis, the girls are really close together, with both of them shooting first and second rounds of 68, also carding four birdies and one bogey each in Friday’s second round.
Stacy said she had given herself lots of chances in the early windy conditions;
” You know, I played pretty much the same, I think I hit it a little better today, which you needed to do because it was so windy, but I gave myself a lot of birdie chances, which was nice. Definitely would have liked to have made a few more putts, but I think I’m in a really good spot going into the weekend. The wind’s not dying down out there so it’s going to be tough this afternoon.”
Angela referred to Ground-Hog Day;
” Overall it seems like it was Ground-Hog Day, I hit 14 greens again and had 29 putts again and got up and down every time again, so kind of interesting that they seem like carbon copies of each other. One was a 3‑putt, yesterday I had one 3‑putt, so it’s really weird.”
There are three players are in a tie for fourth place after the two rounds, all at 5-under par, including two former Kingsmill Championship winners “Sexy” Cristie Kerr and Suzann Pettersen. They are joined by the 2011 Kia Classic Champ Sandra Gal.