Marina Alex, from U.S.A. carded a second round -8 under par, which included eight birdies, and an Eagle, tempered with two bogey’s to post -10 under par for the 36 holes of the Manulife LPGA Classic tournament, in Canada.
Marina said everything worked today, ball striking and putting;
“Yeah. Super happy, just kind of everything fell together, ball striking, putting.”
“I actually left a couple of putts out there, but I mean I’m not going to complain about the score that I shot.”
“I’ve been close. At that point whether you’re the last group, second-to-last, third-to-last, it’s all kind of the same. I have a little bit of experience there, so it’ll be good.”
P.K. Kongkraphan, Thailand, with a bogey free -6 under 66, and Hyo Joo Kim, South Korea -5 under 67, share second place at -8 under par.
P.K. needed only 21 putts today around the Whistle Bear Golf Club, to climb within striking distance of the lead;
“I feel very comfortable and very confident this week. My coach is here.”
“I just changed coach last couple months, and also implement as well 2 PXG, and then I tried to get; before I have a problem with my iron pretty bad. And I tried to get better.”
“So I switched the club and changed the coach, and I tried to play better.”
“From last week I have so much more confidence, and also this week I had a caddie. He’s a local, and he worked pretty good.”
World number one Lydia Ko struggled to an even par second round of 72, but -2 under tournament total did make the cut into the week-end.
Best placed Canadian Alena Sharp, T12 at -5 under, is playing close to home this week;
“I feel it’s pretty much my backyard. Hamilton is not too far away. I feel really comfortable here in the Waterloo area.”
“I’ve done well as a junior. It’s nice to be at home. I have my dogs here this week. It’s always nice to come home and see them.”
“They’re always smiling no matter how I do, so it’s always nice to have that little comfort.”