Friday, October 23, 2015

Ko climbs within one of Ji's Taiwan Championship lead


Lydia Ko shot a 5-under 67 Friday at the Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship to get within one shot of 36-hole leader Eun-Hee Ji at Miramar Golf and Country Club in Taipei, Taiwan.
Ko hit 12 fairways and 16 greens in regulation en route to her second straight round in the 60s.
"I gave myself quite a few opportunities the first couple holes, and I didn't make any. And then on the fifth hole, I holed a putt that I didn't expect to make and then I hit a good shot into 6 and another good shot into 9," said Ko. 
"I had a couple that were like 2 feet, three or four of them. So that makes it a whole lot easier, and again, not reading the putt as much."
Ji recovered from a costly double bogey at the par-5 sixth hole with three birdies down the stretch to shoot 3-under 69 and get to 9 under overall, one shot ahead of Ko.
England's Charley Hull shot a 3-under 69, playing into a tie for third with Xi Yu Lin at 7 under heading into weekend play.
Catriona Matthew from North Berwick is T11 on 142 after rounds of 69 and 73.
135 Eun-Hee Ji (China) 66 69
136 Lytdia Ko (NZ) 69 67
137 Charley Hull (England) 68 69.

142 Catriona Matthew (Scotland) 69 73 (T11)
144 Paula Creamer (US) 70 74, Carlota Ciganda (Spain) 70 74 (T24)
146 Michelle Wie (US) 72 74 (T36)