Pettersen’s lead standing firm at Turnberry

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As the second round of the Ricoh Women’s British Open at Turnberry continues, it is looking likely that Norway’s Suzann Pettersen will be the overnight leader heading into the weekend.

Pettersen shot a three under round of 69 earlier this morning and currently leads by one shot ahead of Australia’s Minjee Lee who is still out on the back nine of the course.

With the conditions worsening on the Ailsa Course, Pettersen’s 69 is looking better and better as the Scandanavian star bids for her third major title.

Eighteen year old Lydia Ko from New Zealand to finish with a 73 and is just two off Petersen’s lead alongside South Korea’s So Yeon Ryu and Taiwan’s Teresa Lu who is still out on the course.

Japan’s Mika Miyazato is a shot further back after a level par round of 72 whilst South Korea’s Jin Young Ko is through seven holes at -4.

The cut mark has been rising all the time and is currently projected to be +4 which would see Scotland’s Catriona Matthew make it through to the weekend but would see her fellow Scot Carly Booth agonisingly miss out by a shot.

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