Golf: Strong second round sees Lydia Ko four shots off the leader at halfway stage of HSBC Women's World Championship

  • 30/04/2021

Lydia Ko has stayed in touch with the leaders at the HSBC Women’s World Championship at Singapore, carding a second round score of 68. 

Starting the day in a tie for 14th, Ko began her second round with a birdie on the opening hole, and added two more on the third and fifth holes.

Ko finished her front nine at three-under, and started her back nine with two more birdies on the 12th and 13th holes to have her in the mix before the tournament’s half way stage.

The only blemish from Ko came on the par three 15th hole, where the Kiwi dropped her only shot of the second round with a bogey.

Ko finished in a five way tie for seventh with Australian Hannah Green, Korean Amy Yang and Germans Caroline Masson and Sophia Popov. 

There is a two way tie for the lead with world No.2 Inbee Park and Korean Hee Young Park leading the tournament at the halfway stage at 11-under, two shot clear of the chassing pack with 36-hole remaining.  

Fallow Korean Hyo Joo Kim and Chinese player Xiyu Lin are two shots off the lead in a share of third while Spanaird Carlota Ciganda and Korean So Yeon Ryu are all at eight-under in tied fifth. 

Ko is looking for her second title in three tournaments after winning the Lotte Championship to break her three-year title drought.