NORTH BERWICK, Scotland (AP) – American golfer Stacy Lewis shot a 5 under 66 for the lowest round of the week at the Ladies Scottish Open to share the lead with Azahara Munoz after the second round on Friday.
Lewis, a top-ranked veteran and 12-time LPGA Tour champion, overcame the last four holes to bounce back from her single drop – in 12th place – at Renaissance Club in the North Berwick.
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The two-time grand prize winner is looking for her first win in almost three years – since she gave birth to her first child, Chesnee – to attend the Women’s British Open next week, a tournament she won. in 2013
“I enjoy playing golf,” Lewis said. “Everyone asks what my favorite golf course is and what I say in Scotland. I love how you can be creative. “
Munoz bogey last lost 69, followed by a 68 hole from the first round, and also a 5 below par overall.
Jennifer Song lagged behind 70, while Amy Olson and Olivia Cowan lagged behind 71 seconds.
Danielle Kang is bidding to win his third consecutive LPGA Tour, after successive titles at Drive On Championship and Marathon Classic over the past two weeks, and the American is even on par after two rounds of 71.
If Kang wins the championship this week, she will become the first player since Ariya Jutanugarn in 2016 to win three events in a row during the tour.
This is the first international event on the LPGA Tour since the Women’s Australian Open in February.
Six major champions and at least eleven LPGA Tour winners made their debut after the 2020 COVID-19 this week at the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open.
Ariya Jutanugarn, Moriya Jutanugarn, Georgia Hall, Nasa Hataoka, Hannah Green and In-Kyung Kim are just a few names that can ring the bell. To say the field is strong this week, is an understatement.
The Inverness Club and the Highland Meadows Golf Club couldn’t be more perfect for a LPGA reboot, but nothing could beat it to see some of the best golfers in the world join the affiliate courses. Georgia Hall, a famous fan of links golf, opted out of tournaments in Ohio but noted that she was delighted to be back.
“I was so happy to be in Scotland and just drove for my first event, which was great for me,” said Hall.
Hall will also play in the Women’s Open, where she won in 2018. She will then join her colleagues on a charter flight to continue playing in the states.
LPGA fans around the world have been predicting the return of two sisters in Tour: Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn. While Mi Jung Hur may not be in Scotland to defend his ASILSO title, past champions Ariya and Mi Hyang Lee have come to defend them. Ariya has ten Tour wins, including two majors. She is 16th in the World Golf Ranking for Women Rolex and she always appears to play.
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