Minjee Lee – file photo

Australians Minjee Lee and Su Oh are two and three shots respectively behind the halfway lead at the Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA event in Taipei City, both players adding second rounds of 67 to be trailing the leader, Mi Jung Hur, who leads by one over the defending champion Nelly Korda.

Lee finished runner-up in this event behind Korda last year and with consecutive rounds of 67 appears to have a found a real comfort zone at the Miramar Golf Country Club layout.

Oh began he round with a bogey but recovered quickly to turn in 34 and added three more birdies on the way home to get within three and appears a growing threat for the weekend.

Hur has consecutive rounds of 66 to her name and after sharing the first round lead she birdied five of her first six holes to establish a break.

The defending champion Korda clawed back some of the ground late win the day with consecutive birdies to finish and her chances of a successful defence appear very good.

Other Australians in the field are Katherine Kirk in 40th place and Hannah Green in 63rd position.

New Zealander Lydia Ko’s woes continue finishing the opening 36 holes in 58th place.