Date: October 17, 2014
Author: ALPG

Icher Takes Lead, While Lee Falls Back

WA’s Minjee Lee couldn’t repeat her opening round form and has fallen back down the leaderboard in South Korea, while France’s Karine Icher now sits a top of it.

Lee started her round at three-under-par and in a share of second place, however six-over-par 78 on the Ocean Course at the Sky72 Golf Club in Incheon saw her finish the day at three-over and in a share of 43rd place.

The teenager’s round got off to a solid start with five straight pars however a double bogey on the 6th saw her drop back to one-under.  A bogey on the par 3 8th had her going out in three-over-par.  Unfortunately her back nine didn’t start so well, with three consecutive bogeys, they were followed by by two pars before an errant tee shot ended up in the water which resulted in another double bogey on the 16th.

Lee was now at eight-over for her round, however, the talented golfer showed her never give up attitude by finishing with birdies on the 17th and 18th holes.

Icher has posted rounds of 71 and 68 to sit a five-under-par and is one stroke ahead of American Brittany Lincicome (70) and Spain’s Beatriz Recari (70). Six players share fourth place at three-under-par including Azahara Munoz, Norway’s Suzann Pettersen and Germany’s Sandra Gal. There are 23 players under par heading into the week-end and they are all right in the mix.

Queensland’s Katherine Kirk has taken over as the leading Australian. Kirk is at two-over-par after rounds of 74 and 72 and tied for 36th. Fellow Queenslander Sarah Jane Smith shares 50th position at four-over-par after a 73 on Friday.