Ariya Jutanugarn advances to the top of the LPGA Volvik Championship at the conclusion of the second round.
Ariya carded a second round -4 under par 68 to take the lead in the LPGA Volvik Championship at the half way stage with a -10 under par total, and a two shot advantage going into the week-end.
Ariya was happy to make some good putts on the back nine, and is now chasing her third consecutive win on Tour ;
“Today was pretty good. I mean, I didn’t hit my iron that good but still okay, and I start to make some putt on the back nine.”
“I mean, right now I’m really happy with it and I really enjoy play golf right now, so I’m not thinking about, I’m going to win, I’m going to lose, but just have fun and keep playing good.”
So Yeon Ryu -5 under par 67 today, Christina Kim -1 under 71 and Marina Alex -5 under 67, all share second place at -9 under par.
Yesterday’s leader Christina had problems getting the ball in the hole;
“Everything was great, just the ball wasn’t in the hole.”
“I mean, it wasn’t like I was backing off of putts after I hit them trying to figure out how did I miss that break or anything like that.”
” It was just a matter of just burning the edges and just, I mean, not even really being a degree off.”
” So I’m still very confident going into the weekend. I’ve still got a lot of confidence in my putting.”
So Yeon has been close to winning;
“I was so close to winning the last three tournaments, the final round wasn’t good enough to get the trophies so I was really disappointed in myself as well.”
“But the good thing is I just kept in contention, that I just kept fighting.”
” I really want to hold this and I really want to keep my positive mind until Sunday.”
Marina has been making swing changes, and feels the hard work is paying off;
“You know, I don’t necessarily think I was playing all that bad at the beginning of the year, I was just really rusty.”
“I’ve been making a ton of swing changes in the off season and now they’re starting to feel more comfortable and just kind of everything is starting to feel like it’s mine and I own it.”
“Whereas at the beginning of the year I think I was just a little unsure with what I was doing and just not really fully committed to where I was and obviously now I am, so it’s paying off.”