Date: February 09, 2007

Ahn leads by three

Sun Ju Ahn has fired a second round of 68 to take a three-shot lead into the halfway mark of the ANZ Ladies Masters on the Gold Coast. Ahn sits at 12-under-par, three clear of Swede Lotta Wahlin who carded a round of 67 while five-time champion Karrie Webb is seven off the pace after a second round of 68. The Korean fired five birdies and had only one blemish on her card at the final hole as she extended her overnight lead by a shot. Wahlin nailed three birdies and an eagle during her round as she leapt into outright second place, one stroke clear of Australian Tamie Durdin and Korean Ji Yai Shin. Shin was one of the day&aposs biggest movers, carding a second round of 66, which included five birdies, an eagle and just one dropped shot. MFS Women&aposs Australian Open champion Webb looked set for a remarkable second round when she helped herself to five birdies in her opening ten holes. However, a double bogey at the par five 12th and a bogey at the 14th dropped her down the leaderboard, before two further birdies at 15 and 18 put her into contention during the weekend. Natalie Gulbis and Laura Davies are well down the leaderboard in equal 34th position after both carded second rounds of 73. Scores after the second round of the ANZ Ladies Masters (par 72): -12: Sun Ju Ahn 64 68 -9: Lotta Wahlin 68 67 -8: Tamie Durdin 67 69, Ji Yai Shin 70 66 -7: Linda Wessberg 68 69, Eun Hee Ji 68 69, Rachel Hetherington 70 67 -6: Sarah Nicholson 67 71, Clare Queen 69 69, Cristie Kerr 69 69 -5: Su-Jung Yoon 70 69, Karen Quinn 72 67, Loraine Lambert 67 72, Karrie Webb 71 68 -4: Ya-Ni Tseng 71 69, Minea Bloqvist 70 70, Sophie Sandolo 70 70,Young Ran Jo 71 69, Ana Larraneta 73 67, Ji Na Lim 69 71, Rachel Bailey 69 71, Nikki Garett 71 69