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Aug 6th, 2022

In Gee Chun claims halfway lead at AIG Women’s Open

South Korean has sights on fourth major title

In Gee Chun is chasing her fourth major title after claiming a narrow lead after the second day of the AIG Women’s Open at Muirfield. In blustery conditions over the East Lothian links, the Korean signed for a five-under-par 66 and a 36-hole total of eight-under-par 134.
In Gee Chun in search of her fourth major title

The 27-year-old, who won the Women’s PGA Championship in June to add to her US Women’s Open (2015) and Evian Championship (2016) titles, recorded four birdies in a brilliant back nine of 31.
Chun has a one-shot advantage over South African Ashleigh Buhai and Swede Madelene Sagstrom as the international field chase the prestigious title in the first-ever staging of the Championship at Muirfield.
Inbee Park, the 2015 Champion, sits a stroke further back at six-under alone in fourth place, with Australian Hannah Green and Miyuu Yamashita from Japan on five-under.
South Africa's Ashleigh Buhai is one off the lead

Sagstrom, who shared the runner-up spot at the AIG Women's Open at Carnoustie last year, again found links golf to her liking. The 29-year-old recorded eight birdies in a sparkling round of six-under-par 65 that included back-to-back birdies to finish.
Buhai, who finished fifth in the Championship at Woburn in 2019, briefly led the field after three birdies and an eagle at the par-5 5th in her opening six holes. A bogey at the last saw the 33-year-old drop into a tie for second with Sagstrom.

Park, who won at Turnberry in 2015 and has seven major titles to her name, is well-placed after her 67 on day two. Five birdies, including one on the 18th, were offset with just one bogey for the 34-year-old Korean.
Scotland’s Louise Duncan, two strokes behind overnight, signed for a two-over-par 73. Three dropped shots in-a-row from the 6th damaged her hopes but the 22-year-old is still well-placed inside the top-20. Duncan and Ireland's Leona Maguire are the leading players from Great Britain and Ireland in the field, both on two-under-par.
Madelene Sagstrom looking to go one better than last year

The cut for the top 65 players and ties fell at three-over-par, with exactly 65 progressing. Defending champion Anna Nordqvist was among those to miss out at four-over-par, as did the 2020 winner Sophia Popov on the same score. Local favourite and past Champion Catriona Matthew also failed to progress to the weekend after finishing on seven-over-par.
Inbee in the hunt again

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TAGS: Ladies European Tour, AIG Women's Open, LPGA Tour, In Gee Chun, Ashleigh Buhai, Madelene Sagstrom, Inbee Park, 2022