Meena Lee and Suzann Pettersen share the lead after 18 holes at the Hana Bank – KOLON Championship. Jeong Jang, Hyun-Hee Moon, Catriona Matthew and Joo Mi Kim are tied for third at -1, two shots back.
Gusting, swirling winds and a wet track from earlier rains resulted in only the six players mentioned above breaking par. Only six others managed even par, while 16 players shot 78 or worse. More scores:
72 Lorena Ochoa, Se Ri Pak, Seon Hwa Lee, Ji-Young Oh
73 Shi Hyun Ahn, Maria Hjorth, Ji-Yai Shin
74 Mi Hyun Kim, Eun-Hee Ji, Na-Yeon Choi
75 Cristie Kerr, Laura Davies, Sarah Lee
76 Natalie Gulbis, Young Kim
77 Jee Young Lee, Amy Hung
78 Angela Park, Meaghan Francella
80 Hye Jung Choi
81 Christina Kim, Jin Joo Hong
With lift-clean-and-place rules in effect, Pak took a penalty at 17 when she picked up and replaced her ball when it wasn’t in the fairway. That double-bogey prevented her from registering a sub-par round.
By the way - with only 69 players in the field, there won’t be a cut after two rounds. The first tee times for Round Two are at 8:44am local time Saturday (7:44pm EDT Friday) if you care to follow the Lpga.com leaderboard. The Seoulsisters board lists a few webcast links which I haven’t tried that may have the Korean TV feed. UPDATE: TC points out another link in the comments which definitely had a webcast last night - http://wwitv.com/portal.htm.