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Mirim Lee continues to lead at Woburn Webb contends

Mirim Lee in action today (Photo: Ladies European Tour )
Korean Mirim Lee continues to lead the Ricoh Women’s British Open at the Woburn Golf Club in Berkshire England following up her brilliant opening round of 62 with a round of 71 today to lead by one over China’s Shanshan Feng and Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn.

Scotland’s Catriona Matthew, a previous winner of the event and Korea’s Ha Na Jang are another shot back in a share of 4th position while another former winner Mo Martin is next and three from the lead with 2013 champion Stacy Lewis alone in 7th position.  

Lee put her showing down to a lot of hard work and a better attitude. “I think it's just a result of all the hard work I put in and I think most importantly, I'm just trying to have fun. That's what's making me feel comfortable.”

Karrie Webb turned back the clock to some extent and reversed some recent indifferent form with consecutive rounds of 69 to be in a share of 8th position at 6 under and five shots from the lead.

“I've had a very positive feel about the place this week, even though I got in Monday, I feel like I settled in pretty quickly,” said Webb. “I'm trying to be less concerned about outcome and just hit good shots. But my swing feels really good and actually seeing some putts go in, the putter feels good in my hands..

Webb was recently surpassed in the Rolex Ranking by Su Oh who has therefore taken her place in the Australian team at Rio. How ironic it would be if Webb was to go on and win this week and she is such a big event player that the possibility of winning her first major championship in ten years and her 8th overall is not so forlorn.

Of the other Australians, Sarah Jane Smith is tied for 15th Minjee Lee is 56th and Su Oh 63rd.

 

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