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Bogey-free Ryu keeps lead in Canada

AP, LONDON, Canada

Ryu So-yeon hits a tee shot during the Canadian Open in London, Canada, on Friday.

Photo: USA Today

Ryu So-yeon had a second bogey-free round to pull away at the Canadian Women’s Open on Friday.

Ryu shot a 6-under 66 at the London Hunt and Country Club to get to 15-under, the best two-round start in the tournament’s history. She was five strokes ahead of fellow South Korean Choi Na-yeon, playing partner Anna Nordqvist and Danielle Kang.

“A lot of birdies is still a good sign, but no bogeys is more [of] a great sign, because it means I play really consistent and when I was in trouble I handled it pretty well,” she said.

The US’ Brittany Lincicome had the best round of the day with a 65 to move to 8-under.

Also at 8-under were Lizette Salas, Lindsey Wright, Lee Mi-hyang and Lin Xiyu.

As one of the last players to tee off, Kang saw Ryu’s 15-under and did not let it bother her. Instead, she watched the leaderboard with delight thinking about what she can do on this course.

“That tells me that there are birdies out there,” Kang said.

American Jessica Korda had a hole in one on the eighth, drilling an 8-iron from 147 yards from the tee. She shot a 70 to get to 4-under through two rounds.

Taiwan’s Yani Tseng and Candie Kung were tied for 70th. Tseng shot a 74 and Kung a 72 to put them on 143 for the tournament.

Additional reporting by staff writer

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