Jin Young Ko, of South Korea, leads the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open by three shots at the half-way stage at Kooyonga Golf Club in Australia.
J.Y. from South Korea, shot second round -3 under par 69 to maintain her position at the top of the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open with a -10 under par total for 36 holes.
The LPGA Tour rookie is utilizing her thinking and enjoyed a good day with the putter;
“One key is my thinking and one other key is my putting.”
Sitting in second place is another rookie Emma Talley, USA, also -3 under 69 today for a -7 under par tournament total.
Emma said she had missed a few putts today;
“Yesterday my short game was unbelievable and I kind of kept it going all day.”
“Today I hit the ball really well and my driver was back to normal today and my irons were really good.”
“I actually missed a few putts around today but that’s okay, I’m just going to stay patient and hopefully tomorrow they’ll sink.”
Sharing third place are two South Korean ladies, Sun Young Yoo, -2 under 70 today, and Jiyai Shin, -1 under 71, both ladies at -6 under par.
Sun Young went back to her old coach, and things have improved;
“I had some bad years the last couple of years, but everybody goes through ups and downs.”
“My game started coming back again, so I’m feeling pretty good and I’m back with my old coach again, so I’m very confident and excited.”
“I knew I had to go back and fix a couple of things, and making major changes, just a little bit on little things, so I’m feeling pretty good.”
Lydia Ko, New Zealand, went backwards today, +2 over par 74, to be T14 at -2 under.