FIFE, Scotland (AP) — Ariya Jutanugarn had 5 birdies in a six-gap stretch on the motivate nine and shot a 6-underneath 66 on Friday to purchase the 2nd-round lead within the LPGA Tour’s windy and wet Have confidence Golf Females’s Scottish Launch.
Taking half in within the morning in wind gusting to 40 mph at Dumbarnie Links, Jutanugarn birdied Nos. 12 and 13 and 15-17. The 25-Twelve months-outdated Thai smartly-known person received the 2018 match at Gullane Golf Club.
“I felt like after I performed within the afternoon the outdated day, it is some distance totally windy, and I possess like this day going to be higher within the morning, but in actuality it’s no longer, so the wind beginning to blow in actuality no longer easy since like first gap and final three holes even worse,” Jutanugarn acknowledged. “I possess relatively lucky I attain sooner than all the pieces to come.”
Jutanugarn has two victories this Twelve months, the Honda LPGA Thailand and Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational group occasion alongside sister Moriya.
“I don’t in actuality feel like I’m in actuality confident or I’m no longer confident at all. However I contemplate like genuine need to head day-to-day to me,” Jutanugarn acknowledged. “When I sigh I aloof have so powerful thing to work on, and to me, I genuine would in actuality like to be chilling on the path on fable of I do know after I’m chilling on the path, all the pieces going to set themselves.”
Jutanugarn was at 9-underneath 135 complete, three strokes sooner than fellow Thai participant Atthaya Thitikul (70), England’s Charley Hull (69) and Denmark’s Emily Kristine Pedersen (69).
“Left about a photos obtainable on the motivate nine,” Hull acknowledged. “I left a 7-, 8-foot putt an wobble off the gap, but was needless in line. However the greens had been slower this day and they didn’t double cleave them. Felt in actuality correct. Good to be round house turf, even in Europe. Feels more like house.”
Pederson had two eagles in conjunction with 5 birdies and 6 bogeys.
“I’ve easiest overlooked I contemplate eight greens in two days, which is rather stable,” Pederson acknowledged. “My chipping has been in actuality correct. Obviously, it’s frustrating feeling so many substances of the game are correct, and then missing the striking a diminutive of bit.”
U.S. Females’s Launch champion Yuka Saso (72) was 5 underneath with Jeongeun Lee6 (68), Lydia Corridor (70), Kelsey MacDonald (71), Ryann O’Toole (71) and Sarah Schmelzel (71).
“In the variety, I ready genuine remove watch over shot,” Lee6 acknowledged. “The green is a diminutive of bit slack this day. So I centered on genuine accelerate, striking.”
Michele Thomson of Scotland, the significant-round leader after a 65, had an 80 to tumble into a tie for 45th at 1 over. She had a birdie and nine bogeys.
Defending champion Stacy Lewis moreover was 1 over after a 74. She received final Twelve months at The Renaissance Club.