Leona Maguire slips back at BMW Ladies Championship

On PGA Tour, Hideki Matsuyama will take a one shot lead into the weekend in Japan

Leona Maguire putts on the first green during the second round of the BMW Ladies Championship in Busan, South Korea. Photo: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

Leona Maguire putts on the first green during the second round of the BMW Ladies Championship in Busan, South Korea. Photo: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

 

Two back nine bogeys saw Leona Maguire slip down the leaderboard at the BMW Ladies Championship in South Korea as Na Rin An and Hee Jeong Lim share the lead after two rounds.

Maguire started on the 10th and opened with a bogey before an immediate response at the Par 5 11th which yielded an eagle three. A subsequent birdie at the Par 3 16th moved her to two under for the day and four under for the tournament but bogeys at the first and second followed by seven pars meant she signed for a round of 72 and a share of 44th place at two under par.

At the top of the leaderboard a round of 66 moved Lim to 11 under where she sits alongside An who signed for a 69 while American Danielle Kang is one shot back at 10 under.

On the PGA Tour, Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama will take a one-stroke lead into the weekend at the Zozo Championship after shooting a two-under-par 68 in the second round on Friday to move to the top of the leaderboard.

The Japanese world number 19, cheered on by a restricted gallery of 5,000 of his compatriots, was solid rather than spectacular in cold and wet conditions at the Narashino Country Club in Chiba.

Second overnight and starting at the 10th hole, Matsuyama mixed two birdies with a bogey on his front nine and picked up another shot on his way home to stand a stroke clear of American Cameron Tringale on eight-under.

“It wasn’t a perfect round, but I played well. I’m happy with it,” Matsuyama told reporters.

“I’m in a good position. Looking forward to the weekend and (will) do my best.”

Tringale’s 66 was the joint best round of the day and kept him ahead of fellow American Brendan Steele (68) and Britain’s Matt Wallace (69) in share of third on six-under.

“I’m from California, I do not play in the rain. When it rains, I stay inside,” said Steele.

“My game doesn’t usually translate that well to the weather ... I was just happy to hold it together today.”

Tommy Fleetwood drained a birdie putt at the last for a 68 which drew him into a share of fifth on five-under with Chilean Joaquin Niemann, who shot a 71.

World number three Collin Morikawa improved on his opening 71 with a 68 to lie seven shots off the pace, while Tokyo Olympic champion Xander Schauffele slumped to a four-over 74 after dropping five shots on his first five holes.

Second round scores from the BMW Ladies Championship (USA unless stated, Par 72)

133 Hee-Jeong Lim (Kor) 67 66, Nam-Rin An (Kor) 64 69

134 Danielle Kang 66 68, In-Gee Chun (Kor) 65 69

135 Jin-Young Ko (Kor) 71 64

136 Min-Jee Lee (Aus) 67 69, Hae-Ran Ryu (Kor) 66 70

137 Moriya Jutanugarn (Tha) 68 69, A-Lim Kim (Kor) 66 71, Ji-Hyun Kim (Kor) 68 69, Ju-Young Park (Kor) 65 72

138 Alison Lee 67 71, Jennifer Song 71 67, Yun-Ji Jeong (Kor) 68 70

139 Yea-Lin Kang (Kor) 70 69, Ariya Jutanugarn (Tha) 70 69, Hyo-Joo Kim (Kor) 71 68, Sei-Young Kim (Kor) 67 72, Jeon-Geun Lee (Kor) 69 70, Esther Henseleit (Ger) 67 72, Marina Alex 70 69, Hee-Young Park (Kor) 69 70, Ji-Su Kim (Kor) 70 69, Jin-Hee Lim (Kor) 67 72, Yu-Jin Sung (Kor) 71 68

140 Lydia Ko (Nzl) 73 67, Hannah Green (Aus) 68 72, Celine Boutier (Fra) 70 70, Su-Hyun Oh (Aus) 71 69, Charley Hull (Eng) 69 71, Elizabeth Szokol 72 68, Hyun-Kyung Park (Kor) 71 69, So-Mi Lee (Kor) 68 72, Ji-Hyun Oh (Kor) 71 69, Da-Been Heo (Kor) 70 70

141 In-Bee Park (Kor) 70 71, Pajaree Anannarukarn (Tha) 70 71, Gaby Lopez (Mex) 67 74, Wichanee Meechai (Tha) 69 72, Eun-Hee Ji (Kor) 71 70, Da-Yeon Lee (Kor) 68 73, Ji-Young Kim (Kor) 70 71, Ye-Sung Jun (Kor) 70 71

142 Leona Maguire (Irl) 70 72, Nanna Koerstz Madsen (Den) 73 69, Thidapa Suwannapura (Tha) 70 72, Chella Choi (Kor) 73 69, Hae-Ji Kang (Kor) 69 73, Hye-Jin Choi (Kor) 72 70, Ga-Young Lee (Kor) 73 69, Jung-Min Lee (Kor) 70 72

143 Yem-Been Sohn (Kor) 71 72, Carlota Ciganda (Spa) 73 70, Yu Liu (Chn) 70 73, Giulia Molinaro (Ita) 72 71, Ha-Na Jang (Kor) 74 69, Jee-Hyun Ahn (Kor) 73 70, Min-Song Ha (Kor) 71 72

144 Sung-Hyun Park (Kor) 71 73, Jennifer Kupcho 70 74, So-Yeon Ryu (Kor) 72 72, Wei Ling Hsu (Tai) 74 70, Emma Talley 71 73, Min Lee (Tai) 73 71, Albane Valenzuela (Swi) 69 75, Ga-Eun Song (Kor) 72 72, Jung-Min Hong (Kor) 68 76, Ji-Young Park (Kor) 72 72

145 Amy Yang (Kor) 75 70, Han-Sol Ji (Kor) 75 70

146 Yealimi Noh 71 75, Min-Ji Park (Kor) 71 75, Hae-Rym Kim (Kor) 72 74, Ye-Rim Choi (Kor) 74 72

148 Sarah Kemp (Aus) 76 72

149 Ji-Hyun Lee (Kor) 76 73, Sarah Schmelzel 73 76, Cheyenne Knight 75 74, Bronte Law (Eng) 76 73, Yeun-Jung Seo (Kor) 71 78

150 Matilda Castren (Fin) 80 70, Jenny Shin (Kor) 75 75, Jeong-Eun Lee (Kor) 78 72, Ashleigh Buhai (Rsa) 76 74

Second round scores from the Zozo Championship (USA unless stated, Par 72)

132 Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn) 64 68

133 Cameron Tringale 67 66

134 Brendan Steele 66 68, Matt Wallace (Eng) 65 69

135 Tommy Fleetwood (Eng) 67 68, Joaquin Niemann (Chi) 64 71

136 Lanto Griffin 69 67, Hiroshi Iwata (Jpn) 63 73, Matt Jones (Aus) 67 69, Troy Merritt 68 68, Sebastian Munoz (Col) 70 66, Alexander Noren (Swe) 68 68

137 James Hahn 68 69

138 Wyndham Clark 70 68, Branden Grace (Rsa) 72 66, Mackenzie Hughes (Can) 70 68, Chan Kim 72 66, Luke List 69 69, Erik van Rooyen (Rsa) 69 69

139 Naoyuki Kataoka (Jpn) 68 71, Si Woo Kim (Kor) 69 70, Chris Kirk 69 70, Kyoung-Hoon Lee (Kor) 70 69, Adam Long 72 67, Collin Morikawa 71 68, Pat Perez 70 69, Sam Ryder 68 71, Adam Schenk 67 72, Jhonattan Vegas (Ven) 67 72

140 Harry Higgs 68 72, Satoshi Kodaira (Jpn) 73 67, Ryan Palmer 72 68, Yuki Inamori (Jpn) 69 71, Shaun Norris (Rsa) 68 72

141 Keegan Bradley 70 71, Rickie Fowler 70 71, Kramer Hickok 67 74, Rikuya Hoshino (Jpn) 69 72, Takumi Kanaya (Jpn) 71 70, Tyler McCumber 72 69, Ryuichi Oiwa (Jpn) 71 70, Carlos Ortiz (Mex) 68 73, Tomoharu Otsuki (Jpn) 70 71

142 Doug Ghim 71 71, Tom Hoge 72 70, Ryosuke Kinoshita (Jpn) 67 75, Maverick McNealy 73 69, Ryutaro Nagano (Jpn) 71 71, Keita Nakajima (Jpn) 73 69, Matthew NeSmith 70 72, Andrew Putnam 73 69, Kyle Stanley 70 72

143 Bill Haas 71 72, Charley Hoffman 71 72, Sung-Hoon Kang (Kor) 74 69, Henrik Norlander (Swe) 71 72, Doc Redman 76 67

144 Emiliano Grillo (Arg) 74 70, Brandon Hagy 70 74, Ryo Hisatsune (Jpn) 74 70, Shugo Imahira (Jpn) 72 72, Peter Malnati 75 69, Naoto Nakanishi (Jpn) 71 73, Xander Schauffele 70 74, Sepp Straka (Aut) 74 70

145 Jinichiro Kozuma (Jpn) 74 71, Tomoyasu Sugiyama (Jpn) 73 72, Scott Vincent (Zim) 72 73, Will Zalatoris 69 76

146 Roger Sloan (Can) 72 74

147 Wesley Bryan 75 72

148 Chesson Hadley 71 77, Kazuki Higa (Jpn) 73 75, Garrick Higgo (Rsa) 70 78, Ryuji Imada (Jpn) 74 74

149 Chengtsung Pan (Tai) 76 73

150 Brendon Todd 72 78

151 Robert Streb 74 77

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