Sei Young Kim has the 36 hole lead at the Blue Bay LPGA tournament in China.
Sei Young Kim posted a second round of even par 72 to hold the lead at the Blue Bay LPGA at the end of day 2, with a -2 under par total. She likes playing in the wind, and there is no shortage of that here in China;
“I like playing in the wind.”
“I like the windy weather because I’m using a lot of skills and low cut shots. Very interesting.”
“Yeah, today it’s very tough, I think I play with Suzann tomorrow.”
“If I play with her, it’s the first time, so I’m very looking forward. When I was young, I watched her.”
“I think good position now, good opportunity come to me.”
“So I want to catch this opportunity. But I have to be patient because the past couple tournament, I was like too greedy and then I couldn’t be patient.”
There are four ladies sharing second place at -1 under par, Suzann Pettersen, Candie Kung, Ryan O’Toole and Austin Ernst.
Candie gave testament to how tough it was to play well today, she thought they had left the bad winds behind in Taiwan;
“It was really tough out there, we were just battling out there counting down on holes.”
“Just hitting one shot at a time and hoping that it bounced to the right quadrant and have a birdie putt at it.”
“We thought we left Taiwan already, and then we come here, it’s even stronger.”
“I actually asked my caddie today, “Is it stronger here or Taiwan.”
“It’s pretty much the same, because I was hitting pretty much the same shot to about the same number.”
Austin on her +3 over par 75 today;
“Kept myself in the tournament. Didn’t let it get away from me.”
“One back going into the weekend. So starting the week, that would have been; I would have taken that probably.”
“So I’m right there, right there with 36 holes left”
Lydia Ko may well be well down the leaderboard at +8 over, but her #1 ranking is safe, as Inbee Park has withdrawn from the competition, she has had a cyst develop on her left middle finger over the past three weeks, and it may require surgery.
First round leader Xi Yu Lin is back in the tie for sixth place with an even par total, sharing that score with a group which includes Stacy Lewis. Xi went from -5 under 67 yesterday to +5 over 77 today.