Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open R2

Mi Jung Hur takes 2-shot lead with second round 62

August 08-11
The Renaissance Club, North Berwick, Scotland
$1,500,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4


Korea’s Mi Jung Hur followed up a first round 66 (-5) with a record-breaking 62 (-9) to take a two shot lead from Thailand’s Moriya Jutanuagrn on a rain affected day at the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open.

Ladies Scottish Open R2 - Mi Jung Hur takes 2-shot lead with second round 62
Credit: Tristan Jones

In a tale of two seasons for the second day running, the afternoon starters once again benefitted from the best weather of the day, enjoying sunshine and little wind following a wet morning which included a couple of rain delays, leading to unplayable course conditions.

Dame Laura Davies proved that she’s still a force to be reckoned with by firing a 3-under-par 68 in what she described as a ‘second-best round of her career’ in brutal wind and rain to make her first cut in 11 LPGA starts this year.

The highlight of the 55-year-old’s day came at the par 3 5th where she holed a wedge from 152 yards for her 12th hole-in-one of her career. Sweden’s Cajsa Persson followed her in five hours later, holing a 9-iron on the same hole.


“The reason I’m here is because I still think I’m decent and I think today proves I can play. But last week, finishing stone last in a field of 144, that’s the first time that’s ever happened. So you doubt yourself a bit, but I know the good shots are there. Just got to keep the bad ones off the card. Today was a good day.”

Two-time LPGA Tour winner Mi Jung Hur, who was paired with Scotland’s crowd favourite Carly Booth yesterday, wasted no time from the start, recording two birdies and an eagle in her opening three holes. Another seven birdies and two bogeys saw her sign for a ‘best of the week’ round of 62 (-9).

“I got a really lucky draw for this week but sometimes I need luck for those things. I’m really excited about tomorrow and I just want to keep focused on my game and trying to talk a lot of things through with my caddie as it helps a lot”.

Booth, who is playing on a sponsor invitation, tops the Scottish contingent in T14 at 5-under-par after a second round 67 (-4).

“The course was in great condition, considering how much rain we’ve had. I played in a great threesome in the last two days, so I am looking forward to the weekend.”

Ladies Scottish Open R2
Laura Davies. Credit: Tristan Jones

Round one overnight leader Anne Van Dam had a quiet second day compared to Thursday but managed to stay in the hunt with a round of 69 (-2) to sit in T3 alongside 2019 U.S Women’s Open winner and LPGA rookie, Jeongeun Lee6 at 10-under-par.

Bogey-free for 36 holes, Thailand’s Moriya Jutanugarn is currently set to feature in the final group on ‘moving day’ in solo second at 12-under-par following rounds of 64 (-7) and 66 (-5).


With 12 groups still to complete their second round, players battled the elements until darkness last night, with the remaining competitors coming back this morning at 7.30am to finish off.

Round three tee times will be drawn at the conclusion of play on Saturday morning, with the first third round group currently scheduled to tee off from approximately 9:40am.

There are currently 72 players at even par or better.

Don’t forget… Off the course, and new for 2019 is Ladies Day, which will take place tomorrow (Saturday 10th August). No golfing experience is required and welcome drinks will be served to all attendees on arrival as well as the opportunity for all attendees to not only watch the golf but also take part in a golf clinic with European Tour coach Gary Nicol and enjoy live music from former Westlife star Brian McFadden and upcoming Scottish artist Hugh Kelly.

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Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Mi Jung Hur
-14
66
62
128
2
Moriya Jutanugarn
-12
64
66
130
T3
Jeongeun Lee6
-10
67
65
132
T3
Anne van Dam
-10
63
69
132
T5
Mi Hyang Lee
-9
63
70
133
T5
Muni He
-9
68
68
T7
Chella Choi
-8
65
65
T7
Jane Park
-8
63
63
T9
Ariya Jutanugarn
-7
68
67
135
T9
Xiyu Lin
-7
68
68
T11
Na Yeon Choi
-6
72
64
136
T11
Anna Nordqvist
-6
67
69
136
T11
Sei Young Kim
-6
66
70
136
T14
Yu Liu
-5
70
67
137
T14
Carly Booth
-5
70
67
137
T14
Gaby Lopez
-5
69
68
137
T14
Pajaree Anannarukarn
-5
69
68
137
T14
Alena Sharp
-5
69
68
137
T14
Georgia Hall
-5
69
68
137
T14
Katherine Kirk
-5
68
69
137
T14
Madelene Sagstrom
-5
67
70
137
T14
Youngin Chun
-5
69
69
T14
Luna Sobron Galmes
-5
69
69
T24
Ursula Wikstrom
-4
69
69
138
T24
Karolin Lampert
-4
68
70
138
T24
Holly Clyburn
-4
67
71
138
T24
Hyo Joo Kim
-4
66
72
138
T24
Su Oh
-4
65
73
138
T24
Kylie Henry
-4
70
70
T24
Elizabeth Szokol
-4
67
67
T31
Christine Wolf
-3
70
69
139
T31
Amy Olson
-3
70
69
139
T31
Celine Boutier
-3
70
69
139
T31
Laura Fuenfstueck
-3
70
69
139
T31
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
-3
69
70
139
T31
Jenny Shin
-3
69
70
139
T31
Sarah Schmelzel
-3
69
70
139
T31
Caroline Hedwall
-3
65
74
139
T31
Wichanee Meechai
-3
69
69
T31
Linnea Strom
-3
69
69
T41
Marianne Skarpnord
-2
73
67
140
T41
Laura Davies
-2
72
68
140
T41
Hannah Green
-2
67
73
140
T41
Cydney Clanton
-2
67
73
140
T41
Maddie McCrary
-2
71
71
T41
Silvia Banon
-2
71
71
T41
Giulia Molinaro
-2
69
69
T41
Felicity Johnson
-2
73
73
T41
Carmen Alonso
-2
69
69
T41
Pamela Pretswell Asher
-2
69
69
T51
Wei-Ling Hsu
-1
71
70
141
T51
Dana Finkelstein
-1
70
71
141
T51
Noemi Jimenez Martin
-1
70
71
141
T51
Hee Young Park
-1
70
71
141
T51
Charley Hull
-1
69
72
141
T51
Kelly Tan
-1
69
72
141
T51
Angela Stanford
-1
68
73
141
T51
Ayako Uehara
-1
68
73
141
T51
Jacqui Concolino
-1
73
73
T60
Linda Wessberg
E
74
68
142
T60
Haeji Kang
E
72
70
142
T60
Emily Kristine Pedersen
E
72
70
142
T60
Kendall Dye
E
71
71
142
T60
Annie Park
E
71
71
142
T60
Lynn Carlsson
E
70
72
142
T60
Bronte Law
E
70
72
142
T60
Isi Gabsa
E
70
72
142
T60
Minjee Lee
E
69
73
142
T60
Louise Ridderstrom
E
68
74
142
T60
Sarah Kemp
E
71
71
T60
Amy Boulden
E
75
75
T60
Marita Engzelius
E
73
73
T73
Esther Henseleit
1
76
67
143
T73
Astrid Vayson De Pradenne
1
74
69
143
T73
Gemma Dryburgh
1
73
70
143
T73
Nicole Broch Larsen
1
72
71
143
T73
Christina Kim
1
71
72
143
T73
Lindy Duncan
1
70
73
143
T73
Kim Kaufman
1
69
74
143
T73
Michele Thomson
1
75
75
T73
Katherine Perry
1
69
69
T73
Louise Stahle
1
73
73
T83
Charlotte Thomas
2
75
69
144
T83
Peiyun Chien
2
74
70
144
T83
Leona Maguire
2
73
71
144
T83
Gabriella Cowley
2
72
72
144
T83
Kanyalak Preedasuttijit
2
72
72
144
T83
Jennifer Kupcho
2
72
72
144
T83
Mel Reid
2
72
72
144
T83
Aditi Ashok
2
71
73
144
T83
Suzann Pettersen
2
71
73
144
T83
Cheyenne Knight
2
71
73
144
T83
Pornanong Phatlum
2
71
73
144
T83
Paula Creamer
2
70
74
144
T83
Celine Herbin
2
70
74
144
T83
Lindsey Weaver
2
69
75
144
T83
Tiffany Joh
2
68
76
144
T98
Florentyna Parker
3
71
74
145
T98
Jaye Marie Green
3
71
74
145
T98
Lauren Kim
3
70
75
145
T98
Karine Icher
3
69
76
145
T98
Isabelle Boineau
3
72
72
T98
Lee Lopez
3
73
73
T104
Trish Johnson
4
75
71
146
T104
Maria Torres
4
74
72
146
T104
Emma Talley
4
71
75
146
T104
Morgan Pressel
4
71
75
146
T104
Kelsey MacDonald
4
71
75
146
T104
Jing Yan
4
69
77
146
T110
Marissa Steen
5
75
72
147
T110
Caroline Masson
5
74
73
147
T110
Becky Morgan
5
73
74
147
T110
Whitney Hillier
5
71
76
147
T110
Jenny Haglund
5
70
77
147
T110
Camille Chevalier
5
68
79
147
T110
Cajsa Persson
5
73
73
T117
Noora Komulainen
6
77
71
148
T117
Julia Engstrom
6
73
75
148
T117
Lina Boqvist
6
72
76
148
T117
Stacy Lee Bregman
6
70
78
148
T121
Stephanie Meadow
7
73
76
149
T121
Jasmine Suwannapura
7
72
77
149
T121
Annabel Dimmock
7
72
77
149
T121
Ashleigh Buhai
7
71
78
149
T121
Catriona Matthew
7
71
78
149
T121
Cheyenne Woods
7
69
80
149
T127
Eleanor Givens
8
76
74
150
T127
Dottie Ardina
8
75
75
150
T127
Maha Haddioui
8
75
75
150
T127
Olafia Kristinsdottir
8
75
75
150
T127
Tiffany Chan
8
74
76
150
T127
Brianna Do
8
74
76
150
T127
Mina Harigae
8
73
77
150
T127
Katja Pogacar
8
72
78
150
T127
Valdis Jonsdottir
8
71
79
150
T136
Ruixin Liu
9
77
74
151
T136
Meghan MacLaren
9
75
76
151
T136
Sarah Schober
9
74
77
151
T136
Beth Allen
9
72
79
151
T140
Jessica Karlsson
10
73
79
152
T140
Sian Evans
10
72
80
152
T140
Valentine Derrey
10
80
80
143
Manon Molle
11
78
75
153
T144
Diksha Dagar
12
76
78
154
T144
Olivia Cowan
12
75
79
154
T144
Lydia Hall
12
74
80
154
T147
Tonje Daffinrud
13
79
76
155
T147
Emma Nilsson
13
77
78
155
T147
Kris Tamulis
13
75
80
155
T147
Becky Brewerton
13
74
81
155
T147
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
13
73
82
155
T152
Camilla Lennarth
14
77
79
156
T152
Celine Borge
14
76
80
156
T154
Leticia Ras-Anderica
17
84
75
159
T154
Ana Menendez
17
74
85
159
T154
Liz Young
17
73
86
159