Australia’s Minjee Lee is just two shots from the lead at the halfway stage of the BMW Ladies Championship in Busan in Korea and, although unable to maintain the early pace she set on day one, she is within striking distance of the leader, Danielle Kang.

23 year old Lee recovered from a slow start to her second round to record a 2 under par 70 at the LPGA International layout in southern Korea and is in a share of 4th place.

The leader, Kang, won last week in Shanghai and continued her impressive run of form with a second consecutive 67 to lead by one over Hee Won Na and Seung Yeon Lee.

Lee’s fellow Australian Su Oh is just two shots further back and tied for 10th after she too was round in 70 with Hannah Green in 64th place in the event which has no cut.

New Zealander Lydia Ko is tied for 24th.