Georgia Hall, England, jumps ahead in the Portland Classic and leads by three shots going into the weekend at Columbia Edgewater Country Club in Oregon.
Georgia shot a bogey free second round -9 under par 63 to post -15 under par at the top of the Portland Classic leaderboard, taking a three shot advantage into the week-end saying good putting was the key, needing only 23 today;
“I holed some really long ones and my long game was pretty good today, and I didn’t really miss a green that much.”
“I’m extremely happy, and I kind of stayed in there and kept trying to get more birdies, so I was happy with that.”
Marina Alex, USA, yesterdays leader, -2 under 70 today, shares second place at -12 under par with Minjee Lee, Australia, who carded a second round -4 under 68.
Minjee took 30 putts today, saying the greens are fast;
“Probably just need to get my speed of the green a little bit more dialed in, and I was hitting it a little bit too hard, I think, and the greens are fast.”
Megan Khang, USA, has fourth spot at -11 under par, shooting -7 under 65 today;
“Definitely gave myself a lot of opportunities, and luckily a few of them dropped, and just kind of kept that mentality for the rest of the day.”
“I didn’t try to get ahead of myself, and we just kind of bantered back and forth about other things than golf.”
Last weeks winner Brooke Henderson, Canada, -1 under 71 today, is tied in fifth place with, Sue Oh of Australia, who signed for second round -3 under 69, both ladies are at -9 under for the tournament.
Brooke was happy with today’s score;
“I’m happy with one under. I would have obviously liked to have been better today and get up the leaderboard a little bit more, but I just felt like I kind of battled my way through today, and I feel like I did a good job of that.”