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Aug 1st, 2015

Ricoh Wrap Day 2

Pettersen in charge

Stormy conditions at Turnberry led to a +5 cut yesterday (good news for Carly!). At the other end of the leaderboard, Suzann Pettersen shot a three-under-par 69 to take a two-stroke lead. Wind and rain made it tough for the players, but last year's runner-up only made one bogey as she moved to seven under for the championship.

Leader Suzann Pettersen nails another approach shot


South Korea's Ryu So-yeon and Ko Jin-young, New Zealand's Lydia Ko and Taiwan's Teresa Lu are joint second. Melissa Reid shot a 70 to move to one under, and Welsh golfer Amy Boulden is only two shots further back, while another English golfer, Florentyna Parker, is also one over.

Compatriots Hannah Burke and Charley Hull both finished day two on two over for the championship.

You had to feel for first-round leader Kim Hyo-joo, though, as she crumbled to a 78 after her sublime first round 65. 

"I felt I was in 100% control of the ball," said a confident Pettersen."The flight, the spin - everything you need to do in conditions like this. So this ranks pretty high as a good round of golf. The ball is not flying anywhere. It's cold. Today is a day where you try to make it easier on yourself and I had a very pain-free round. Kept myself out of trouble. It's tough to putt, as well, in conditions like this, so easy pars is a nice thing."

Former US Open champion Michelle Wie was forced to pull out of the event during the second round after aggravating an ankle injury. The 25-year-old American was 10 over for the day and 14 over for the championship when she withdrew on the 13th hole. GolfPunk's Golf Nurse Carfly Booth scraped inb to make the cut at +5. Next week's GolfPunk cover star Maria Balikoeva faired better, making the cut comfortably at +2. Lexi Thompson is one better at +1.

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Pettersen lets fly


Brrr, bit parky out – Jin-Young Ko gets to know Turnberry a bit better...


Lydia Ko smashes it on the 7th


And if you look over there you can just make out Suzann Pettersen disappearing into the distance...


Maybe this'll slow her down a bit...

TAGS: Suzann Pettersen, Lexi Thompson, Lydia Ko, News, 2015, British Open, Ricoh