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Ryu has 66, leads by 5 at Canadian Women's Open

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 22, 2014 at 7:15 pm •  Published: August 22, 2014
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LONDON, Ontario (AP) — So Yeon Ryu used a second straight bogey-free round to pull away at the Canadian Women's Open.

Ryu shot a 6-under 66 Friday 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 Na Yeon Choi, 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. "That's my goal. I aim for the bogey-free round all four days."

If Ryu keeps it up over the weekend, she'll have a good chance at winning her first tournament since the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic in 2012. With eight top-10 finishes this year, including a tie for fifth at the U.S. Women's Open, she hasn't been far off.

Despite her victory drought, Ryu tries not to complain or worry.

"I'm happy to be just travelling all around the world," she said. "I'm really happy to show my golf swing and my golf game to all golf fans. The thing is to not really think about the result thing. I'm playing golf and I'm happy."

Ryu "absolutely" is happier when playing the kind of golf she has over the past couple of days.

"So Yeon is probably making everything she looks at," said Cristie Kerr who shot a 4-under 68 Friday to get to 9 under. She was the champion the previous time this tournament was in London in 2006.

American Brittany Lincicome, who was a runner-up to Inbee Park at last week's LPGA Championship, had the best round of the day with a 65 to move to 8 under. Lincicome said her confidence level was "really high."

"I felt really confident when I stepped on the first hole," she said. "It was a very smooth day and it was nice to get some putts to fall."

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