Scoring conditions were completely different Friday at Seowon Hills at Seowon Valley Country Club.
Ashleigh Buhai, the first-round leader, was 11 shots worse in the second round than on her opening day. She only shot 1 over.
Swirling winds were the story of the second round at the LPGA’s BMW Ladies Championship in Korea, but it’s Minjee Lee who fired a 3-under 69 to move into the lead heading to the weekend. After a day where there were more 66s than scores over par, the script flipped Friday.
“It was really hard conditions out there,” Lee said. “A lot of wind swirling around the valley. So sometimes we had really strong gusts, and I had to back off. But overall I had a really good finish.”
Lee sits at 11 under, two shots in front of American Alison Lee, who shot even-par 72 after an opening 9-under performance. Buhai is also T-2 at 9 under.
“It was definitely really frustrating,” Alison said of her even-par round, “but tried to stay patient. I definitely feel like I missed a few really good birdie opportunities out there. Like I feel like I could have played so much better than even.”
Lydia Ko, the event’s defending champion, sits T-4 at 8 under.