Rookie Ha Na Jang from South Korea is the half-way leader in the Sime Derby LPGA Malaysia tournament at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club.
Ha Na cared a bogey free second round -6 under par 65 to top the Sime Derby LPGA Malaysia leaderboard at -10 under par. She was really happy with her bogey free effort;
“I think today’s really good round because no bogey today.”
“Just six birdies straight, so I think it’s two weeks since I won Korea tournament, so it’s a little bit more confident.”
“No pressure today. It’s like a little more simple. It’s a really good round today.”
Xi Yu Lin, one of the overnight leaders, is in second place, one shot back at -9 under par, a second round -3 under 68 keeping her in touch with the leader.
Current world number two Inbee Park shares third place at -8 under par. A second round -5 under par 66 moving her up the leaderboard, well ahead of world number one Lydia Ko, who recovered a bit today with -6 under par 65, which is also her tournament score, four shots off the pace.
Inbee was pleased with her putting performance today;
“Yesterday was a really bad putting day but today was much better.”
“Putting is really key to success on every golf course, and especially this golf course.”
“A lot of short irons and when you have a lot of opportunities you got to make those birdie putts.”
Alison Lee was the other overnight leader, and led for much of the day on Friday, that is until she made bogey on 15 and 16, dropping her into the third place tie with Inbee and Yani Tseng.
Defending Champion Shanshan Feng was in contention, but made double bogey on the last, finishing with a -7 under par total.