World Ladies Championship. Mission Hills, Round 2, Inbee Park Leads By One March 08 2013

Mission Hills World Ladies Championship Inbee Park leads the World Ladies Championship at Mission Hills, China, by just one shot, even though she fired in a  blistering second round of  -7 under par 65. But she has a challenge on her hands as Carlota Ciganda of Spain broke the World Championship record in the second round, recording a -9 under par 63. Inbee Park / LET Inbee's round has secured her the top spot on the leaderboard at -11 under par. Playing in the early warm and humid conditions, after there had been a delay of one hour and fifty minutes due to fog,  Inbee started her round with two birdies in the first three holes, shooting 32 on the outward nine and 33 on the way in. South Korea leads both the Team and Individual Competitions,  largely due to Inbee’s amazing 36-hole total of -11 under par.  Carlota Ciganda / LET Carlota went out in 32 strokes and then played the back nine in 31, for a tournament total of -10 under par. The players with later tee times had faced the possibility of a stronger breeze in the afternoon, making the playing conditions much tougher on the Sandbelt Trails Course, but it did not affect Carlota's performance. A smiling Carlota, who is no stranger to China, she  has won a Ladies European Tour victory at the Suzhou Taihu Open in China in October, before going on to win the tour’s Rolex Rookie of the Year award and ISPS Handa Order of Merit, said she felt at home in China; " I feel very comfortable. I like the way they treat us and the course is very nice so I feel very calm, very relaxed. It’s one of my favourite places because I played well last year and it seems like I’m playing well this year so hopefully I can play good over the weekend and be at the top. I’m going to focus on my game and enjoy this beautiful golf course; enjoy China! " The team event, where each country is represented by two players, the result will be determined by the lowest aggregate score of both players. If one player misses the cut in the individual event, she must play the remaining two rounds to be eligible for the team prize fund.  In all there are 19 teams representing 18 different countries, with two teams from China. The stage has been set for an exciting weekend at Mission Hills.