Park and Jutanugarn amid four-way tie in South Korea

Ruben Hill
October 15, 2018

Women's top two Park Sung-hyun of South Korea and Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn were among four players tied for the second-round lead at the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship Friday.

Charley Hull was at 9 under at the turn after an eagle on the par-5 7th hole but dropped back after consecutive bogeys and birdied the 17th to get to 8 under with Danielle Kang.

Jutanugarn posted a round-of-the-day 67 after seven birdies over her final 10 holes, while Park recovered from two early three-putts to make three late birdies and match her opening-day 68.

Kang - who is ethnically Korean - said the conditions were "tough" but focused on "keeping it steady, keeping consistent" as she was cheered on by friends and family.

"Those miscues stuck in my mind for a bit, but I was able to pick up a handful of birdies as well". "I didn't watch the leaderboard because after my front nine, I didn't care about the lead".

"This season, a lot of different elements are coming together for me so that I can play a stronger game, " she explained.

First-round leader Nasa Hataoka of Japan slipped to a 73, but was only two strokes off the lead along with former world No.1 Lydia Ko.

Park and Ariya are the only LPGA players with three victories this year.

The KEB Hana Bank tournament is the first in five weeks of play across South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and China.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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