HOYLAKE, England (AP) — Jiyai Shin opened a five-stroke lead in the Women’s British Open, shooting an 8-under 64 on Saturday in the wild-delayed second round.
Coming off a playoff victory Monday in the Kingsmill Championship, the 24-year-old South Korean player had a 9-under 135 total. She won the 2008 event at Sunningdale.
The nine-time LPGA Tour winner hit all 18 greens in regulation and needed only 28 putts. The 64 is the lowest competitive round at Hoylake, breaking the mark of 65 set by four players in the 2006 British Open.
South Korea’s Inbee Park was second after a 68. Australia’s Karrie Webb, the tournament winner in 1995, 1997 and 2002, was another stroke back along with Japan’s Mika Miyazato. They shot 70.
Play was called off Friday because of high wind and the round was restarted Saturday. The final two rounds are set for today.
Lydia Ko, the 15-year-old amateur coming off a victory three weeks ago in the Canadian Women’s Open, was 1 under along with American Vicky Hurst, Sweden’s Carin Koch, Japan’s Ai Miyazato and South Korea’s Jenny Shin.
FIANO, Italy (AP) — South Africa’s Garth Mulroy shot a 6-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead over Spain’s Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano after the third round of the Italian Open.
Mulroy was at 17 under on the Royal Park I Roveri course outside Turin.
Fernandez-Castano shot a 67.