Mika Miyazato of Japan still leads the Evian Championship at the conclusion of the second round at Evian Resort Golf Course, in France.
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Mika shot a second round -2 under par 69, to maintain her one stroke advantage at -8 under par, over Suzann Pettersen in the damp Evian Championship going into the final round. Mika said it had been a tough day out on the course;
“It’s a pretty tough day for me. Maybe not today is what I was thinking, but after second hole, just try do my best my golf game. I birdied 6 and 7 hole, pretty nice comeback.”
Suzann, tied in second place at -7 under par also shot a second round -2 under par 69, she said it was not a perfect round but she would take it;
“It wasn’t a perfect round of golf but I managed to put a score together and give myself a chance for tomorrow. I made a few key pars and tried to take advantage of good playing conditions. There were a few tricky pins placements as well so it’s not that easy to get a four, five under. You can use the slopes to get close to the pins and it helps when you can have a few tap-ins. If you look at what the course looks like and how it fits your eye, it’s the same as it’s always been, the layout is exactly the same. The greens have changed, but the tee shots, you have on every tee box has hardly changed for me. You’re still kind of playing on the side of a hill. You either have the ball above or below your feet. That hasn’t changed much. The par 3s have improved a lot, a lot tougher. But you have some good par fives out there that are in my reach. It’s playing pretty fair. Just really got to see what the weather gives us over the next 24 hours.”
Tied in second place is Lydia Ko, the sixteen year-old World Amateur number one. Lydia shot a flawless -4 under par 67, and is gunning to become the youngest ever winner of a Major title. Lydia is excited to be in contention at -7 under par;
“I’ve never been really in kind of contention with the leaders at a major before. And because it’s a 54‑hole event now, it’s only one round to get the work done. Hopefully it will be a good day tomorrow. But, you know, I can’t hit it as good as I did today every single day. I was one shot behind the leader, Caroline, at the Canadian Open. I’m the same I think behind Mika. But there are so many other people that are close. It’s not like me and her playing. I just got to play my own game.”
This inaugural Evian championship was cut short to 54 holes after play was cancelled due to unplayable conditions on Thursday, with the organisers expecting five times the amount of rainfall on Sunday.
Still in contention is Stacy Lewis, at -6 under par for the tournament, just two shots adrift of the lead. Stacy is looking for something good tomorrow;
” I’ve just played solid, I haven’t done anything crazy good yet, which is kind of nice. I haven’t played my best round yet, which is good. Hopefully we play tomorrow.”