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Chun In-gee jumped to the top at the British Women's Open

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South Korea's Ji Chun scored a par 5 under 66 in the second round at the British Women's Open on Friday in Gullane, Scotland.

Chun recorded six birdies (including five in the last ten holes) for one bogey living in the historic Muirfield 8-under 134.

"So (a) before starting the tournament, my caddy, Dean and I talk about the course, and then we made a little bet, our game," Chun said. Said. "If I do a bogey-free round, he bought dinner and said he would pay me like $ 100 a day if I could make it.

"So I like to set another goal to make a bogey-free round before starting my (own) round. I think the idea helped a lot in the course."

Three-time major champion and four-time LPGA tour winner Chun leads Ashleigh Buhai in South Africa and Madeleine Sagstrom in Sweden. The latter two golfers each shot 65 on Friday and sat in second place with a 7-under 135.

Buhai won Eagle 3 at number 5 and also had 5 birdies and 1 bogey.

"I stayed very patiently," Buhai said. "I'm sticking to my goals and processes this week, doing them well, and hopefully the results will work on their own. Over the past few weeks, I've done it pretty well.

Sagström recorded four birdies in a front nine five-hole stretch. She repeatedly credited the putting game after finishing with eight birdies against two bogies on Friday.

"Putting. Putting, putting, putting. I missed two very short putts, but I putt really well today," said second place tie in this tournament last year. Sagström said.

. .. I hit it well enough to give myself a chance and put it into play. I didn't hit a bunker that was useful for links golf today, but putting was important.

South Korea's seven-time major champion Inbee Park shot 67 on Friday and sat behind Chung for two strokes.

Australia's Hannah Green (66) benefited from a three-birdie finish and tied for fifth place with Japan's Miyu Yamashita (68) under five.

The leader of the first round, Hinako Shibuno (73), collected three bogies for one birdie, French woman Celine Butier (70) and Australian Minjiri (70). , Rookie Stephanie Kiria Ku and 4 way tie in 7th place. (68).

Jessica Korda followed 66 on Thursday and 74 on Friday, tying 17th. She recorded four straight bogies on holes 13-16 and sits two under.

South Korea's Jin Young-ko (71) missed the cut after limping to 5 over 147 in the tournament. The 2021 LPGA Player of the Year became the first female dominant player in the world to miss a major cut since Park Sung-hyun at the 2018 Evian Championship.

Defending champion Annan Ludokuvist also registered 72 on Friday, scoring 4 over 146 and then missed the cut.

– Field-level media