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Su Oh tied for 5th at Ladies Scottish Open

Oh is contending in Scotland. (Photo: Henry Peters)
American Tiffany Joh has retained her lead at the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open at the Gullane Golf Club in East Lothian, adding a second round of 67 to her brilliant first day 62 to lead by three over Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn and South Korean Amy Yang.

Joh has yet to win on the LPGA Tour after several years of trying but she is a player talented enough to have won the US Public Links Championship on two occasions and after taking a surprise lead on day one she has carried on with it.

Joh wasn’t placing too many expectations on today’s outcome but a good start changed all of that.

“I had pretty low expectations for today, to be honest," she said. I honestly probably would have taken anything under par, but on the first hole right away we made like a 45-footer, and I just started laughing. Like I didn't even know what to say. So yeah, it was like a really good start, and I guess I just kept rolling with it.”

Joh is excited by the opportunity of a first LPGA Tour win but is aware of the dangers of getting ahead of herself.  “Oh, man. It would be great. I'm such a fan of links golf. I've always loved playing links golf.

"It would be huge, but at the same time, you're right, I try not to get ahead of myself, and regardless what happens, my caddy and I are having a blast out there.”

Su Oh is feeling refreshed after a break back in Melbourne to recharge the batteries and it appears to have worked. “It was really good to be back. Like I enjoyed it so much. And it's kind of like a mini off season, I think. I was really debating whether to go home or not because I've never done it before, but I think it was the right call.

“I just chilled out and hung out with the family, because I've been away since January pretty much. I mean I played the Australian Open, but I didn't really go back home. So it was good to be back and see my friends.”

Germany’s Caroline Masson is alone in 4th place while Victorian Su Oh is Australia’s best in a share of 5th place with Sung Hyun Park after Oh recorded a second round of 66.

Of the other Australians, Minjee Lee is in 7th place another shot behind Oh, while Sarah Jane Smith shares 23rd place with Karrie Webb, Katherine Kirk is 52nd and Sarah Kemp just made it top the weekend in 67th place.   

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