Australian Karrie Webb has maintained her position in the top 10 at the halfway mark of the Honda LPGA Thailand. Webb got off to a solid start in her second round posting birdies at the 7th and 9th holes to go out in 34. The World Golf Hall of Famer then drained a 15 foot eagled putt on the par 5 10th hole to move to seven-under-par and into a share of third at the time. Unfortunately she couldn’t keep the momentum going and bogeys on the 12th, 15th and 18th saw her sign for a one-under-par 71. The Queenslander is at four-under-par total for the tournament and tied for ninth. 2012 Rolex Player of the Year, American, Stacey Lewis holds a three-shot lead. One day after matching her career low round of 63, Lewis shot a 3-under 69 to maintain her lead for a second straight day on the Pattaya Old Course at Siam Country Club. Lewis, had five birdies and two bogeys in her round on Friday and said that things didn t come as easy to her on this day as they did in the first round. It’s always hard to follow up a really good day, Lewis said. I thought if I could shoot 4 or 5 under that would still be a really solid day. I almost got there but it was kind of up and down. I definitely left a few out there. I didn t hit it as good today but I made some putts on the back nine and still have a three-shot lead so I can t complain. Lewis leads by three shots over Thailand s Ariya Jutanugarn (66). The 17-year-old is a rookie on the Ladies European Tour this season while her 18-year-old sister Moriya is a rookie on the LPGA Tour. Both of the Jutanugarns are from Bangkok and are playing in this week s field as sponsor invites. South Korean So Yeon Ryu (68), Scotland s Catriona Matthew (69) and Beatriz Recari (68) share third position at eight-under-par. American Lizette Salas 969) and South Korean Se Ri Pak (68) sit a further shot back and right in the mix. Katherine Hull had a better second round posting an even par round of 72 to be at six-over-par total and tied for 62nd position. Defending champion Yani Tseng posted an impressive four-under-par 68 to move up into a tie for 25th position at one-under. Meanwhile New Zealand s Lydia Ko continues to impress and will play with Webb again in the third round after she posted a 71 to be at four-under-par with Webb, Japan s Ai Miyazato and American Jessica Korda.
Author: Australian Ladies Professional Golf