Jenny Shin has the 36 hole lead at the Kia Classic at Aviara Golf Club in California.
Jenny carded a second round -7 under par to lead the Kia Classic after 36 holes with a tournament total -10 under par.
Good shots and great putts and having your Mum along all add up;
“I think it was a really good round. I hit great shots. I hit great putts. I had a lot of six footers for birdie, so it was a good day.”
“The goal this week was like, I have to make the cut. I have to show up on the weekend.”
“This is the only tournament every year where I struggle to get in contention, and I think part of it was, it’s close to home, a lot of people watching. I want to do well.”
“Last year, my coach came out and watched me for two days. So it was just a lot of pressure. This year, I didn’t invite anybody, just my mom.”
Two ladies are tied in second place at -9 under par, World #1 Lydia Ko a bogey free -5 under par 67 today, and Brittany Lang, one of the first round leaders, she posted a second round -4 under 68.
Lydia said she had an up and down day, not playing so well;
“I didn’t strike the ball as well as I did yesterday, especially on my back nine, I had to make up-and-down from a few places.”
“The rough is rough, so when you get in there, it’s tough to get close to the pin or even on the green sometimes.”
“Sometimes I got fortunate but other times I was able to scramble and I think that’s the most important thing around here.”
Sharing fourth spot are Inbee Park, -3 under 69 today, and Hyo Joo Kim -6 under 66, both at -8 under par for the tournament.
Last week’s winner of the JTBC Founders Cup, Sei Young Kim has missed the cut, made at +2 over par, along with defending champion Cristie Kerr.