Date: October 20, 2012
Author: Omnisport

Pettersen powers ahead in South Korea

Suzann Pettersen continued her blistering form to open up a five-shot lead after round two of the LPGA Hana Bank Championship in South Korea. Norway&aposs Pettersen shot a four-under round of 68 which included five birdies, four of which came on the back nine, to follow up her course-record round of 63 at the Sky 72 Golf Club in Incheon on Friday. Local hopeful So Yeon Ryu shot a two-under round of 70 to climb to outright second on the leaderboard after Sweden&aposs Karin Sjodin, who was placed in second after the first round, capitulated with a three-over 75 to drop to 10th on the leaderboard. Fellow Korean Se Ri Pak, Sandra Gal and Yani Tseng are tied in third on seven under after all shooting impressive sub-par rounds. A group of four players are tied for sixth with American Lexi Cameron joined on six under by Korea&aposs Ha-Neul Kim, Scot Catriona Matthew and Spain&aposs Azahara Munoz. The final round of the tournament is on Sunday with Pettersen in a great position to claim her ninth LPGA Tour win.