Hillier, who is playing in just her second Women’s British Open, was forced to withdraw from last week’s Women’s Scottish Open early in the event as a result of a back injury but she has clearly recovered with an afternoon round of 71 today although it has her well back in a share of 50th position.
Minjee Lee is at even par 72, Katherine Kirk 73, Stacey Peters and Su Oh 74, and Sarah Jane Smith and Karrie Webb 75.
Lee, Australia’s leading world ranked player, bogeyed her final two holes and with the cut expected to be around even par provided the conditions remain similar tomorrow then she and the other Australians have work to do to make it to the weekend.
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