LPGA 2021 - HSBC Women’s World Championship, Sentosa GC, Singapore: Day 2
Inbee Park shares lead; Hannah Green rises
Day Two at Sentosa GC and Inbee Park now shares her lead with Hee Young Park, both on 11-under. Hee Young Park won last year's ISPS Handa Vic Open. T3 on 9-under are Hyo Joo Kim, also from South Korea, and Xiyu Lin from China.
From Beth Ann Nichols of Yahoo!Sports:
Inbee Park maintains a share of the lead at the HSBC Women’s World Championship despite what she called a “betrayal” of her putter. Park’s second-round 69 puts her knotted with old friend Hee Young Park (no relation) at 11-under 133. They’re two strokes ahead of compatriot Hyo Joo Kim and China’s Xiyu Lin.
“Everything has been very consistently good,” said Inbee. “My driving to my iron shots to everything has been pretty good. I could have easily shot 7-, 8-under par if my putter worked a little bit better. But today was just not the putting day.”
Inbee, a two-time winner of this event, has her husband/caddie on the bag in steamy Singapore. After enjoying a strong day on the greens Thursday, Park said her husband bowed out of reading greens after about four holes on Friday, leaving her to it. She had 28 putts in the second round. Read more
Inbee Park's caddy/ husband, "who’s also Park’s instructor", is Gi Hyeob Nam. Background info at Golfweek.
Hannah Green fired a 66 round, the lowest of the day equalled only by Ally Ewing from the US. Hannah is now T7 on 7-under, just four strokes from the lead.
From LPGA Communications:
Hannah Green tied the low round of the day on Friday at the HSBC Women’s World Championship with a 6-under 66, moving up the leaderboard from a tie for 28th into a tie for seventh at -6 overall. Green, who carded birdies on seven holes, was proud of the improvement she made from the first day in Singapore.
“I think I managed to hit more fairways. I hit a lot of greens today which is nice, but I gave myself a lot more opportunities and was able to capitalize on them,” said Green. “Rolled the putter really well today. Left a couple short in the heart but I think a lot of girls have been doing that. It's a little bit slower than last week's greens. It's harder to get used to but just capitalizing on the shots that I hit close is different from yesterday.” Read more