LPGA. Marathon Classic. Three Tied At The Top. July 19 2013

There are three Ladies tied at the top of the Marathon Classic leaderboard after the first round at  Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio. Spaniard Beatriz Recari and Americans Paula Creamer and Alison Walshe are tied at the top of the leaderboard at the conclusion of  the second-round with scores of  -8 under-par. Alison Walshe, Beatriz Recari and Paula Creamer / Getty Images First round leader Alison Walshe has company at the top of the leaderboard after the conclusion of the second round of the Marathon Classic. She has been joined by Beatriz Recari and Paula Creamer, all tied at -8 under par for the tournament at  Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio. Beatriz had a blistering second round score of -7 under par 65, Paula -4 under and Alison a -3 under effort on the day. Beatriz said her round was really good; " My round was really, really good, I started with a good par save on the first hole where I laid up.  I was on the left in the rough and I had a tree blocking it, and I laid up short and good approach shot, and then a 15‑footer for par.  So that was good Mojo and good way to start with a positive feeling." Paula said the course played a little tougher today; " It played a little bit harder out there today. You know, the breeze definitely was picking up.  I know in the morning it was pretty dead yesterday.  A little bit of breeze in the afternoon, but it was a different golf course today.  It was getting a little bit firmer and some of the pin placements were a little tougher than they were yesterday, so a little bit harder to get close to the hole." Alison finished her round later in the afternoon, when most of the second wave of players battled the worst of the windy conditions. She managed to hole a six-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to grab a share of the lead at 8-under par. She trying not think about winning her first LPGA trophy; " It was obviously a nice way to finish, any birdie, I'll take it.  It's good. To do it on the last hole was nice to have a little momentum overnight and going into tomorrow.  At the same time, ties me with the lead, so it was kind of important. It's definitely another day away, I'm thinking about what I'm going to eat.  You know, like tomorrow I can go out there and first hole, just the First Tee ball is what matters. Then on Sunday, if I'm in that position coming down through the last holes ,I'll think about it.  I'm not going to think about it yet." So Yeon Ryu, the defending Champion has kept herself in contention, to deliver a second straight victory in Toledo. Rounds of 68 and 69 have put So Yeon in a tie for eighth place, at 5-under-par with Lexi Thompson and Jodi Ewart Shadoff. Rolex Rankings No. 1 Inbee Park said her putting was getting back to normal; " I didn't have a really good start, I started with bogey today, but I really played well rest of the day. I'm putting really good this week.  My putting has gotten a lot better than last week, so that's really a good positive to take on." World Amateur #1 ladies golfer Lydia Ko earned a share of fifth place with a -4 under par second round of 67 and a -6 under par total.