Inbee Park, from South Korea, is in charge of the Rio Olympics Ladies Golf tournament after 36 holes in Brasil.
Inbee carded a second round -5 under par 66 to sit on top of the Rio Olympic leaderboard in Brasil, with a -10 under par total;
“I think first coming here, I didn’t really know whether I was going to play this week or not due to the injury.”
” Obviously didn’t expect much of a result. It was more of, you know, whether I can play or not. So I mean, a good result is a great gift.”
Charging into second place was Stacy Lewis, from the U.S.A. scoring a fantastic -8 under par 63, an Olympic record, which gave her a -9 under par Ladies Tournament total;
“I was excited from the get‑go with the announcement of the Olympics.”
” There are probably a lot of reasons why we shouldn’t have come and shouldn’t have done this, whether it was Zika or other issues.”
“I just did my homework and nobody gave me a good reason why I shouldn’t come.”
” You’d have to ; I mean, there’d have to be something seriously wrong with me to not come play in the Olympics. This has been so cool. Just a different feel about it.”
Sharing third place are Brooke Henderson, Canada, with -7 under 64 today and Charley Hull of England, -5 under 66. Both ladies have -8 under par totals.
“I feel Britt (her sister and caddie) and I came up with a really good strategy for this course over the last week or so, along with Team Canada.”
“I think so far, it’s been pretty good.”
” But like I say, there’s still lots of golf left and hopefully I’ll just continue to play smart but take advantage when I can.”
Charley is looking for another good round tomorrow;
“I don’t really look at what I do. I just kind of get off the golf course and go to the gym. “
“I don’t really analyse where I am. I just kind of think, oh, yeah, I played decent, another round tomorrow.”
World number one Lydia Ko has dropped back, -1 under 70 today giving her a -3 under total, and a lot to do tomorrow to get into contention for a medal, she is correctly T22.