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Green Extends Symetra Tour Lead

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Hannah green has extended her lead during the weather delayed second round of the Symetra Tour event in Florida.

The West Australian reeled off three birdies in four holes before darkness suspended play on day two to open a four-shot cushion over a group of four players.

Colombia’s Paola Moreno completed a 2-under round of 69 Saturday at the IOA Golf Classic to be 6-under and leading in the clubhouse, Americans Alexandra Newell and Alison Newell also at that mark through five and four holes respectively.

New Zealand’s Liv Cheng is also at 6-under after parring the first hole of her second round before play was called.

Green was among the early groups in yesterday’s first round and signed for a 7-under 64, a score that held up agter the cpmpletion of first round play early today.

Starting the second round one in front, Green was out the gates quickly from the 10th tee of the Alaqua Country Club to begin her second round and raced to 10-under with three straight birdies.

A par at the par-5 13th was her last hole before darkness forced golfers from the course, play to get underway again at 8.30am local time.

Round three of the 54-hole tournament will begin within 45 minutes of the completion of round two with play to continue into Monday.There are 69 players yet to finish round two, officials declaring a result Sunday unlikely.

Green has already won twice on the secondary tour in 2017 to secure a card for next year’s LPGA Tour but if she can hang on for a third victory would be entitled to an automatic ‘Battlefield Promotion’.

This week is the second last event of the season, next week’s Tour Championship the last opportunity for players to earn their way into the top 10 on the money list and graduate to the main Tour.

Rebecca Artis is at 1-under through three holes of round two while Emily McLennan is at the same mark but yet to tee off.

Stephanie Na produced an eagle at the only hole she has played of her second round, the par-5 10th, but is at 4-over for the week and three shots outside the projected cut line.

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Rod Morri
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