LPGA. JTCB Founders Cup. Mirim Marches On. March 21 2014
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Mirim shot a -5 under par 67 to maintain her position at the top of the leaderboard in the Founders Cup at Wildfire Golf Club, with a -13 under par total at the half-way stage. She thought she had played some pretty dull golf on the front nine, she had this to say through an interpreter;
“I played a little boring on the front nine, so I went more aggressive on the back nine. It worked well so now I plan on being aggressive the rest of the week.”
Quite a bold statement, so look out you stars Mirim is being assertive.
Lydia Ko is just two behind at -11 under par for her two rounds, a -6 under par 66 second round helped her to move up the leaderboard to second spot on her own. She was surprised to find herself only two shots back of the leader;
“I was really surprised, I just gave myself more opportunities on the back nine. I played much better this nine yesterday, so I kind of thought, you know, you can make some more birdies and get closer to the leader.”
Sun Young Yoo shot the low round of the day, a sizzling -7 under par 65, which left her in third place alone at -10 under par for the tournament. She was happy to play early today;
“I played late yesterday, so today greens were a little better in shape. I don’t know, everything was working fine. Yesterday I hit pretty good and just hit a couple of bad tee shots. That’s it. But today swinging better and swinging with more confidence.”
There is a four-way tie for fourth place, all at -9 under par, including world number one Inbee Park, who had a steady second round -3 under par 69.
Inbee also had a slow start her round;
“I think maybe we had a quite slow front nine, Lydia and I and Jessica probably. On the back nine I think things went really well for everyone and especially last five to finish was a great finish. Today is probably worst day for me than yesterday because I probably missed a couple, two to three shots, and I mean I left a lot of putts out there today, especially No. 1 through like 13 I didn't make anything. So yeah, it was very good to actually see the putt drop on the last five holes, so it was a relief."
Unlike the men's tournament at Bay Hill, this competition is still wide open at the half-way stage. Tomorrow is moving day, lets see who makes a definitive move.