CN Canadian Women’s Open. Inbee Park & Cristie Kerr Share Lead After 36 Holes


Inbee Park and Cristie Kerr share the lead at the CN Canadian Women’s Open at Royal Mayfair Golf Club after 36 holes have been completed.

Inbee Park / Getty

Inbee really enjoy’s starting a round with a birdie;

” I always love to start with a birdie, it’s like a good luck charm for me.  I almost never finish around over par when I start with a birdie, and I love to start the hole with a birdie, that was a good start. I hit the ball really good, and I obviously putted really good out there, on these greens, you can two‑putt from anywhere.  I think it’s pretty good.  If you slightly over-hit it, you can easily three‑putt.  So the three‑putt is something that I was trying to avoid.  I kind of three‑putted just off the green on number two which was a little disappointing.  Except for that, I think I putted really good and putted really solid out there. I think it’s always good when you’re playing with a partner while she’s making a lot of birdies and it makes you want to have more birdies. It already felt like a final round, and trying to make more birdies and trying to get the momentum going.”

Cristie said is was always good to partner Inbee;

“It’s always fun to play with Inbee, she always plays well, and I enjoy playing with her.  Probably going to play with her again tomorrow.  I mean, geez, four under on this golf course is great.  I’m mad at myself for knocking my last tee shot, but I did so much good stuff in the last couple days.  I mean, you can’t do anything about a porta potty door slamming in your back swing, and that was what it was. I sucked it up, and I made a really good two‑putt for bogey.  Just got to do the same thing and not bogey the last hole.”

Defending champion and first-round co-leader Kiwi Lydia Ko shot -1 under par 69 and sits two shots back in a tie for fifth at -6 under par. Playing partner Charley Hull shot a -4 under par 66 and is in a tie for eighth at -5 under par. Joining Lydia on -5 under par are Paula Creamer and LPGA legend and 20 time winner  Laura Davies.

Laura Davies / Getty

Among those missing the cut were: Beatriz Recari, Brooke Pancake, Jennifer Kirby, Morgan Pressel, Karrie Webb, with Stacy Lewis who withdrew after the first round.

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