Defending champ Amy Yang leads Honda LPGA Thailand by a shot

Published on
Defending champ Amy Yang leads Honda LPGA Thailand by a shot

CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) – Defending champion Amy Yang carded a 3-under 69 to lead by one halfway through the Honda LPGA Thailand on Friday.
Yang trailed first-round leader Lexi Thompson by two before teeing off at Siam Country Club, then had consecutive bogeys on Nos. 5 and 6, but rallied with four birdies, including on the par-3 12th.
At 9 under overall, the South Korean was one shot ahead of countrywoman Q Baek (71) and Americans Jessica Korda (66) and Thompson (72).
"I struggled a little bit on the front, two bogeys straight, but I stayed patient, got through it well," Yang said. "Leading by one shot is not much, and two more rounds is still a lot of golf."
Korda's low round of the day, matched by Haru Nomura of Japan, was capped by a 12-foot eagle putt on her last hole.
Xi Yu Lin of China hit a hole in one on the 186-yard, par-3 16th, and earned a Honda Accord.
Copyright (2016) Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. This article was written by Doug Ferguson from The Associated Press and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.