Date: May 24, 2014

Kirk Continues Solid Form

Katherine Kirk fired up in the second round of the Airbus LPGA Classic.

Kirk posted an almost flawless round of golf, she posted six birdies on the Magnolia Grove, Crossings Course on the RTJ Golf Trail to get to eight-under-par before a bogey on the par 4 18th, saw her finish at seven-under-par and tied for 16th.

The second round birdie-fest at the 2014 Airbus LPGA Classic continued where the first round left off. There have been plenty of low scores out on the course through the first two days, with more expected throughout the weekend.

Scotland native Catriona Matthew, with rounds of 64 and 67 finds herself at the top of the leaderboard at 13-under-par heading into the weekend, leading teenager Charley Hull by a stroke.  Hee Young Park, Anna Nordqvist and Jessica Korda share third position at 10-under.

Hull finished just before 1pm (CST) today and headed to the clubhouse with the lead, but had a feeling it wouldn’t last long with Matthew getting set to tee off at 1:32pm (CST) “I think Catriona Matthew could go low today this afternoon because she’s at 8 under anyway. “ Hull said at the time.

“But, you know, just keep — it’s a low scoring golf course. I don’t know, we’ll see at the end of the day.”

The end of the day came and sure enough, Matthew caught up to Hull and it will be a Scotland-England battle to the finish this weekend. Shoot low or go home should be the motto the rest of the way.

Matthew knew what the morning wave had done and expects that trend to continue. “We had gone out in the morning yesterday and had low scores and you knew they were going to do the same this morning.” Matthew said.

“Just have to stay patient and give yourself chances and hopefully you’ll hole some of them.”

There was some good and bad news for the Australian contingent. Kirk, Karrie Webb, Sarah Kemp and Lindsey Wright all made the cut, while Stacey Keating missed by one shot. The cut was made at two-under-par. Julia Boland and Sarah Jane Smith finished at even-par and will also have the week-end off.

Webb is tied for 34th at four-under-par, while Kemp is a further shot back and tied for 42nd. Wright made it on the number and tied for 56th.