After 36 holes at Sentosa Golf Club, Hee Young Park and Inbee Park share the lead at the HSBC Women’s World Championship on 11-under par.
Overnight leader, Inbee, finished her day with two bogeys against five birdies, including gains on Nos. 7, 8 and 9 to settle on 69.
“It was a little betrayal of my putter today,” said Park, who has hit 27 of 28 fairways through the first two days.
“Misread a few putts, but I still feel like I fought pretty well, especially the front nine, 1 through 6 was pretty tough with a lot of opportunities given but nothing was going in.
“I was just trying to get my momentum going, and No. 7 definitely did it and from there, the round was a bit easier. A little rough start.”
Hee Young made four birdies and a bogey, carding a 68 to share the lead with her fellow countrywoman.
“I believe a lot of birdies out there. So even I missed a couple shots because with the heat and the conditions getting tougher, longer and a little bit of windy afternoon, but I leave a lot of birdies out there,” said Hee Young Park.
“So just keep think about, okay, even I missed a couple shots but it’s coming some birdies out there.”
Xiyu Lin (68) and Hyo Joo Kim (68) were T3 on 9 under, with Carlota Ciganda (67) and So Yeon Ryu (69) rounding out the top five at 8 under.
Five players were deadlocked at T7 on 7 under, including major champion Hannah Green, who is making her HSBC Women’s World Championship debut this week.
“It was really nice being first group out. Things were just flowing really well and was putting better strokes on putts and just trying to ride that wave, I guess,” said Green, whose 66 tied the low round of the day in Singapore.
“Missed a few greens on the back nine and short-sided myself a couple times, so made a good bogey on the par 5, which is unfortunate. But still very happy with today’s round.”
2021 HSBC Women’s World Championship
Top-5 Leaders: Round 2
Pos-Player-To Par-(Rd 2)
1. Hee Young Park -11 (-4)
1. Inbee Park -11 (-3)
3. Xiyu Lin -9 (-4)
3. Hyo Joo Kim -9 (-4)
5. So Yeon Ryu -8 (-3)
5. Carlota Ciganda -8 (-5)
Material from the LPGA Tour Communications was used to compile this report.