Georgia Hall Shares Halftime Lead at AIG Women’s Open

Georgia Hall Leads AIG Women's Open
England's Georgia Hall acknowledges the crowd on the 18th green during the second round of the AIG Women’s Open at Carnoustie Golf Links on Aug 20, 2021 in Carnoustie, Scotland. (Photo by Warren Little / R&A via Getty Images)

Through 36 holes of the 2021 AIG Women’s Open, England’s Georgia Hall and American Mina Harigae were tied for the lead on 7-under par.

Hall, the 2018 AIG Women’s Open champion, shot a 69 on Friday, which featured six birdies against one bogey and a double to secure a share of the halftime lead on 7 under.

“I think it’s about time it got windy. It’s proper links golf ask that’s what people want to see and I think it makes golf much more interesting when there’s a lot of wind,” said Hall.

“So I’m quite excited to play in it. Obviously it makes it a lot harder but I think it will be a true test.”

Harigae, meanwhile, carded a 5-under 67, offsetting two bogeys with seven birdies, highlighted by a 22-foot birdie putt on the final hole to join Hall atop the leaderboard at Carnoustie.

“A couple times I got lucky with the bounces, skirting a couple bunkers,” said Harigae.

“But overall, I putted really well today so I think that contributed to my really good back nine as well.”

American Lizette Salas (69) and Korean Sei Young Kim (71) were tied for third on 6 under, one clear of a six-player logjam at 5 under, headlined by American Lexi Thompson and Pilipino Yuka Saso.

Overnight co-leaders Nelly Korda and Madelene Sagstrom struggled to 73s on Friday and fell to T12 on 4 under.

Defending AIG Women’s Open champion Sophia Popov bogeyed the final hole to finish 3-over par. The German missed the cut by two strokes.

2021 AIG Women’s Open

Top-10 Leaders: Round 2

Pos-Player-To Par-(Rd 2)
1. Mina Harigae -7 (-5)
1. Georgia Hall -7 (-3)
3. Lizette Salas -6 (-3)
3. Sei Young Kim -6 (-1)
5. Moriya Jutanugarn -5 (-5)
5. Wichanee Meechai -5 (-4)
5. Nanna Koerstz Madsen -5 (-3)
5. Yealimi Noh -5 (-3)
5. Lexi Thompson -5 (-2)
5. Yuka Saso -5 (-1)


Pos-Player-To Par-(Rd 2)
12. Brooke Henderson -4 (-3)
12. Minjee Lee -4 (-3)
12. Nelly Korda -4 (+1)
12. Madelene Sagstrom -4 (+1)
23. Anna Nordqvist -2 (-1)
23. Ariya Jutanugarn -2 (-1)
23. Nasa Hataoka -2 (E)
31. Lydia Ko -1 (-1)
31. Patty Tavatanakit -1 (E)
45. Stacy Lewis E (-1)
45. Jeongeun Lee6 E (E)
45. Atthaya Thitikul E (+1)
45. Carlota Ciganda E (+3)
58. Inbee Park +1 (+3)
58. Jessica Korda +1 (E)

Notables Missing Cut

Pos-Player-To Par-(Rd 2)
77. Sophia Popov +3 (+3)
93. Charley Hull +4 (-1)
120. Danielle Kang +7 (+3)
138. So Yeon Ryu +10 (+6)

Material from LPGA Tour Media & Communications was used to compile report.


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