South Africa’s Ashleigh Buhai is one shot behind Ladies’s Open chief Chun In-gee after carding a second-round 65 at Muirfield on Friday.
Buhai seemed set to hitch the Korean on the prime after protecting 17 holes in a flawless seven below par, however she dropped her solely shot of the day on the 18th after discovering a bunker along with her second shot.
In the long run, she needed to gap a difficult five-footer for bogey.
“I used to be disillusioned to complete with a dropped shot, however I’m tremendous happy with the spherical,” mentioned the 33-year-old, who received the primary of three South African Novice Championships when she was simply 14. “I used to be very affected person and am extraordinarily happy to be on this place.
“Hyperlinks golf is all about pondering you’re method spherical. I find it irresistible right here. The British Open is at all times my favorite occasion of the 12 months.”
Buhai led at midway in the identical occasion at Woburn three years in the past earlier than occurring to complete fifth.
Chun In-gee, whose second-round 66 had six birdies and a bogey, made an amazing par on the final. She drove right into a bunker however hit her third to 5 toes to grab the midway lead.
“Hyperlinks golf is all about manufacturing a rating,” mentioned the 27-year-old, who received this season’s Ladies’s PGA Championship – her third Main following wins on the 2015 US Ladies’s Open and 2016 Evian Championship.
“This has already been season. I used to be so happy to win my third Main and now I’ve one other likelihood. My objective tomorrow is to have a bogey-free spherical.”
Madelene Sagstrom is tied for second with Buhai after carding a second-round 65.
The Swede completed joint second at Carnoustie a 12 months in the past, and he or she has grown to like hyperlinks golf.
“I first came visiting for British Novice Championships and it was hate at first sight,” she admitted. “It’s taken me some time, however eventually I appear to have figured it out. The humorous bounces, taking the nice with the unhealthy.”