Ashleigh Buhai, South Africa , leads the Blue Bay LPGA at the half-way stage in China.
Ashleigh leads the Blue Bay LPGA tournament by one shot after her second round -4 under 68, on a very windy day when only two ladies carded rounds under par. She leads the tournament by one shot with a -9 under par score at the half-way point at Jian Lake Blue Bay Golf Club, and is also looking for her first LPGA victory;
“I just kind of was playing the golf course as it came.”
“It played a lot tougher than the last few days. The wind was more or less the same direction, just a bit stronger, so I think it helps being the same direction as you have an idea what to do.”
“It was just a case of taking more club and just trying to play it with the wind.”
“I feel I am getting more comfortable with the situation. I always say, winning is a feeling, no matter where you’re trying to win.”
“Obviously the stage out here is huge and everybody at the top of the leaderboard has a chance to win this week.”
“I feel if I keep just trusting my swing and sticking to my goals and my plan, hopefully I will have a chance.”
Last weeks winner Shanshan Feng, playing at home, is in second place at -8 under par, the only other player under par in the second round, with -5 under 67, giving her a -8 under total, with good putting today;
“I’m playing in front of all the fans from home, of course I feel a little bit of pressure, and I’m pretty sure tomorrow will be more people coming to support me.”
“But I just wanted to bring out my ‘A’ game and enjoy the week.”
“I knew that after the first round, I would be warmed up a little more. I would say my ball-striking today was better, so I was giving myself birdie chances.”
“Of course, my putting was working today also, it continued from last week and so I made a few birdies and I mean, just one bogey for the day, it was pretty good.”
Sun Young Yoo, South Korea, the first round leader went backwards today, +2 over par 74, for a two round total of -5 under par.