Mi Jung Hur surged right into a two-shot lead Friday within the rain-delayed second spherical of the Girls Scottish Open, getting the perfect of the draw and ending within the early night with a 9-under 62.
Gamers with morning tee occasions handled heavy wind and rain at The Renaissance Membership, and play was suspended within the early afternoon, delaying the beginning occasions for half of the sphere and giving them an enormous benefit because the solar got here out and the wind died. The second spherical couldn’t be accomplished Friday due to darkness.
Hur, who began on No. 10, made just one par over her first 12 holes. The South Korean started with two birdies after which holed a 25-yard pitch-and-run from the tough for eagle on the par-5 12th. She made six extra birdies, together with two bogeys, over her subsequent 9, and added yet one more birdie to submit a two-day whole of 14-under 128.
“I bought a extremely fortunate draw for this week. I had the morning yesterday and afternoon at present,” Hur mentioned. “I do know it was actually robust this morning, however generally I would like luck for these issues.”
Not one of the gamers who began within the morning was inside the highest 20.
Moriya Jutanugarn was 12 underneath after a 66. Sharing third at 10 underneath have been U.S. Ladies’s Open champion Jeongeun Lee6 (65) and Anne van Dam, who adopted her opening-round 63 with a 69.
“I feel if we get respectable climate, low scores are on the market,” van Dam mentioned. “If it should get wet and extra windy, perhaps two rounds round par will probably be wonderful. So I’ve no clue.”
Muni He was 9 underneath with three holes to play, the perfect rating amongst those that didn’t end.
Former U.S. Ladies’s Open champion Na Yeon Choi, who has struggled with again accidents for the previous 4 years, was 6 underneath after a 64. She tied for third in her earlier match, the Dow Nice Lakes Bay Invitational, her finest end since 2016.
Laura Davies matched the perfect spherical of the morning wave with a 68. The 55-year-old Corridor of Famer aced the 152-yard fifth gap, her 12th profession hole-in-one.
“Beautiful wedge, by no means left the pin,” Davies mentioned. “It appeared to roll for ages and simply dropped in.”
Solely two of the 78 gamers with morning tee occasions broke 70.
“It is in all probability the second-best spherical I’ve in all probability ever shot as a result of clearly wanted to have a great spherical to make the lower,” mentioned Davies, who opened with a 72 and was 2 underneath. “I had a 6-under 66 in Canada years in the past in comparable circumstances, however that is as shut as I can get to it. It was horrific on the market. … I hit two 1-irons into the fourth, 1-iron off the tee and 1-iron into the inexperienced. I’ve by no means achieved that earlier than.”
It was Davies’ first made lower in 11 LPGA Tour begins this yr. She has been working part-time as a TV commentator and joined the Sky Sports activities broadcast sales space after her spherical on Friday.
“Folks say, ‘Oh, do you have to surrender and commentate, you are a garbage golfer now,’ however I nonetheless know I can hit pictures and play like that,” Davies mentioned. “I’ve simply bought to do it and show it, and that is the one factor. However you’ll be able to solely show to your self in the event you hit the nice pictures.”
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