Honda LPGA Thailand 2021, Chonburi, Siam CC, Pattaya Old Course: Round 2
Patty Tavatanakit 16-under-par, leads by 3 strokes
Note: The video above is of the second round, despite its heading saying 'first'
From LPGA Tournament News:
Sealed with an eagle on the final hole, 2021 ANA Inspiration champion Patty Tavatanakit took the second-round lead at the Honda LPGA Thailand after a second-straight 8-under 64. Her -16 overall ties the 36-hole scoring record last achieved by Jessica Korda in her 2018 victory at Siam Country Club. Tavatanakit said making that 12-foot eagle putt only boosted her confidence heading into Saturday...
Tavatanakit started strong with three birdies in her first five holes, adding on two in her last nine holes along with the eagle on No. 18. The 21-year-old has only carded four bogeys in her last 90 holes, going back to the HSBC Women’s World Championship where she finished T2. Read more
Thailand's Patty Tavatanakit fired a flawless eight-under 64 to take a three-stroke lead over compatriot Atthaya Thitikul at the halfway stage of the Honda LPGA Thailand on Friday (May 7).
Patty, the joint-overnight leader with Atthaya, carded six birdies in the second round and sank a 10-foot eagle putt after a brilliant approach shot on the 18th hole to go 16-under 128 for the tournament at Siam Country Club in Chon Buri province.
The 21-year-old ANA Inspiration winner was locked in a tight battle for much of the day with 18-year-old Atthaya, who had an eagle of her own in the seventh and bogeyed No. 17 to finish the round with a 67, but remains in the hunt for a maiden LPGA Tour title. Read more
From Beth Ann Nichols, Yahoo!Sports:
No Thai player has ever won the Honda Thailand LPGA event. Thailand’s newest superstar, Patty Tavatanakit, looks to become the first as she leads by three after a second consecutive 8-under 64. But she’s hardly alone in the quest. Atthaya Thitikul, an 18-year-old Thai pro who has won twice on the Ladies European Tour, sits alone in second after a 5-under 67.
Tavatanakit’s 16-under total ties the event’s 36-hole scoring record, last achieved by Jessica Korda in her 2018 victory at Siam Country Club. The powerful Thai player reached the closing 471-yard par-5 in two and drained a 12-foot putt for eagle. Read more
From The West Australian:
Australia's Hannah Green, the runner-up to South Korea's Hyo-joo Kim at the HSBC Women's World Championship in Singapore last week, endured a disappointing outing with 71 although she managed to extend her streak of under-par rounds to 18.
Katherine Kirk shot a 64 to race up the leaderboard and join Green as the leading Australians in a tie for 14th at seven under. Read more