Green takes 5-stroke lead at LPGA Portland Classic

first_img Published: August 30, 2019, 8:28pm By Associated Press Share: Australian Hannah Green shot a 9-under 63 Friday to take a five-stroke lead at 17 under after the second round of the LPGA Portland Classic.Green’s round included an eagle on the par-5 No. 5 hole. The winner of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in June, Green was at 127 after 36 holes at Columbia Edgewater Country Club.Sei Young Kim was second after a record-setting 61 in the long-running tournament. She had 11 birdies to put her at 12 under. Sung Hyun Park was also at 132, a stroke up on a group that included Monday qualifier Yealimi Noh.Green’s 63 was a career-low round, and it came after she opened the tournament with a first-round 64. Green takes 5-stroke lead at LPGA Portland Classic “I just don’t want to get too ahead of myself. Obviously this is quite new to me, shooting such low scores back-to-back,” Green said. “I want to make sure I continue to do the same things and don’t get too disappointed if I don’t back it up with another solid round. Going to keep the same game plan.”Top-ranked Jin Young Ko, who won the CP Women’s Open by five shots last week, had a second-round 69 and was well back of the leaders at 7 under.Defending champion Marina Alex was at 9 under after the first two rounds in the 72-hole tournament that started in 1972 and is the tour’s longest running non-major event.Dana Finkelstein made a hole-in-one on the par-3 No. 8 hole and was also at 9 under. Share:center_img By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Tags golf GO Receive latest stories and local news in your email:last_img

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