South Korea’s Jin Young Ko, seeking his second LPGA win of the season, leads the Cambia Portland Classic in West Linn, Oregon, at the end of the second day.
Ko shot 67 under par at the Oregon Golf Club on Friday to put her at 136 eight under par in two rounds.
First-round co-leader Gemma Dryburgh of Scotland is in second to one stroke after signing a 69-stroke scorecard on Friday. Dryburgh is two shots ahead of Carlota Ciganda, who posted 71 in the second round.
Thailand’s Pajaree Anannarukarn hit a par 72 on Friday to finish at 4 under, in a seven-way tie for fourth with Alana Uriell (second round 66), South Korea’s Jeongeun Lee (67), Andrea Lee (68), South Korean Jeongeun Lee6 (70), Australian Su Oh (71) and South Korean Jenny Shin (71).
Ko produced three birdies in the first nine and three more in the last nine, amid his only bogey on par 4 of the 11th hole.
Ko, who won the Volunteers of America Classic in July for his eighth career LPGA title, recently switched putters and the move appears to be paying off. She has made only 48 putts on 36 holes.
Ciganda added four birdies and three bogeys.
“It was a difficult day“, said Ciganda.”It took me three hours to play the first nine, so it’s a tough course. It is a new field. It was very windy today. The first nine are playing quite difficult with the side winds. “.