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Minjee Lee tied second in Singapore golf

American golfer Amy Olson holds a two-stroke lead after the second round of the HSBC Women's World Championship in Singapore.

Minjee Lee tied second in Singapore golf

American golfer Amy Olson holds a two-stroke lead after the second round of the HSBC Women's World Championship in Singapore.

AMY OLSON of the United States plays her shot from the 16th tee during the second round of the HSBC Women's World Championship at Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore.
AMY OLSON of the United States plays her shot from the 16th tee during the second round of the HSBC Women's World Championship at Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore. Picture:Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Australian golfer Minjee Lee is tied for second at the halfway stage of the Women's World Championship in Singapore.

Lee carded a one-under-par 71 on Friday at the Sentosa Golf Club to be in a five-way tie for second at five-under 139.


American Amy Olson leads by two shots after shooting a 69 on Friday in the last event of the LPGA's month-long swing through Australia and southeast Asia.

Tied for second with Lee are South Korean Inbee Park, Thai superstar Ariya Jutanugarn, Spain's Azahara Munoz and Jodi Ewart Shadoff from England.

Australian Sarah Jane Smith improved on her opening-round effort by seven shots on Friday, carding a three-under 69 to move up into a tie for 24th at 145.

China's Yu Liu went the other way, plummeting all the way from a tie for the round-one lead to 33rd after a horror second round of six-over 78.

After an eagle on Thursday on the par-5 eighth, Olson did the same on the par-5 fifth in the second round.

"I've made some pretty good shots on both those par fives to set them up," Olson said.

No. 4 Park, making her first start of the LPGA season, said she was "feeling kind of rusty, but happy where I am at the moment".

Former No.1 Lydia Ko shot 70 and was two under. Nelly Korda, who won the Women's Australian Open two weeks ago, shot 70 and was at even par.

Korda had a painful 74 in her opening round, and tweeted about it later.

"Well, I tried to get out of some trouble by punching out ... I proceeded to hit a tree ... and slammed the grip end of the club in the ground, little did I know it was going to bounce up and hit me full force in my lip," she said on Twitter. "That's what we call Karma."

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