Date: May 07, 2016
Author: Martin Blake

Minjee Lee contends again

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Australia's Minjee Lee is in contention for another victory on the LPGA Tour, just two shots from the lead through two rounds of the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Prattville, Alabama.

Lee, who won the Lotte Championship in Hawaii last month, her second win on the world's best women's tour, scrambled a two-under par 70 today in windy conditions to reach five-under overall, with three birdies and a single bogey at the 18th.

The world No. 12 was in a tie for the lead when she finished, but was overhauled late in the day by South Korea's So Yeon Ryu (65), who is the outright leader by two.

“I think the wind direction was a little bit different,'' said 19-year-old Lee. "I feel like I had more, maybe crosswinds and not as many downwind holes, so it makes it a little more trickier, but, all in all, I think I played pretty solid. Definitely in these conditions I think being patient is very important, but — it's not just like your shots, it's also on the putting green.  You can miss a whole lot and you can make a whole lot, so just being patient.''

Sarah Jane Smith (tied-15th) also is having a good week, while Victorian Su Oh had a great second round of 67 to make the cut as her surge continues.

Meanwhile John Senden (tied-11th) is the top Aussie through two rounds of the Wells Fargo Championship on the PGA Tour of the United States.

On the European Tour, Perth's Jason Scrivener is in contention through two rounds of the Trophee Hassan II in Morocco. Scrivener is tied-second at five-under par, a shot from the lead.