Ashleigh Buhai leads Blue Bay LPGA by 1 stroke

Shanshan Feng shot the best round of the day with her 67, a score that moved her up 13 places and into second.

By: AP | Hainan | Published: November 9, 2017 4:31:45 pm
Ashleigh Buhai, Blue Bay LPGA, Shanshan Feng, Sun Young Yoo Ashleigh Buhai shot a 4-under 68 Thursday to take a one-stroke lead on the second day of the tournament. (Source: Twitter)

Ashleigh Buhai shot a 4-under 68 Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the second round of the Blue Bay LPGA tournament. The South African birdied four of the last seven holes, including a difficult chip-in on the par-4 12th, to finish at 9-under 135 overall, one shot ahead of Shanshan Feng (67).

“It played a lot tougher than the last few days,” Buhai said. “The wind was more or less the same direction, just a bit stronger, so I think it helps to be the same direction as you have an idea what to do. It was just a case of taking more club and just trying to play it with the wind.”

Feng shot the best round of the day with her 67, a score that moved her up 13 places and into second. “I knew that after the first round, I would be warmed up a little more,” Feng said. “I would say my ball-striking today was better, so I was giving myself birdie chances.”

First-round leader Sun Young Yoo (74) dropped to third place at 5 under, while Lizette Salas (73) is fourth at 4 under. Defending champion Minjee Lee (73) is in a tie for 20th at even par, along with No. 1-ranked Sung Hyun Park (76).

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