Su Oh – improved showing thus far
Victorian golfer, Su Oh, leads the Australians at the halfway stage of the Buick LPGA Shanghai event in China, rounds of 71 and 70 having her in a share of 15th place at 3 under and eight shots from the lead of Canadian Brooke Henderson.
Minjee Lee is two shots further back in a share of 24th place a position also shared by New Zealander Lydia Ko, while Katherine Kirk is 35th at 1 over and a massive 12 shots from the lead.
Lee was building towards a good second round score before three dropped shots in two holes in her closing nine saw her slip back.
Oh has shown some good form in recent weeks despite a missed cut in Texas two weeks ago and although she bogeyed her final hole today she is well enough placed for a strong weekend.
Henderson leads by two over Jessica Korda with defending champion Danielle Kang another shot back.
Henderson’s brilliant round of 64 included a hole in one at her second hole today, providing the catalyst for her impressive run to the top of the leaderboard.
“I got a lot of breaks out there today,” including the hole-in-one,” said the Canadian. “It was a 9-iron for me. I didn’t see it at all, and then Olly, one of the caddies in our group, turned and said, “That went in.
“We were like “What, really!” That was pretty cool. It definitely got my day started in the right direction. I got a lot of breaks and was able to make some putts. Eight under, I’m really happy with that, especially with how windy it was today.”