AIG Women’s Open R2

Georgia Hall moves into a share of the lead

Women’s Open 2021 R2
August 19-22
Carnoustie Golf Links, Carnoustie, Scotland
$5,800,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

Women’s Open 2021 R2 - Georgia Hall moves into a share of the lead
Credit: The R&A

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Georgia Hall moved firmly into contention for a second AIG Women’s Open title after claiming a share of the lead following today’s second round at Carnoustie.


Women’s Open 2021 R2

Hall was among the early starters who took advantage of calm conditions over the Angus links to sign for a three-under 69 and a 36-hole total of seven-under-par.

“Every (AIG Women’s) Open I want to do the best I can. I think I would have taken 69 at the start of the day, conditions were pretty still and I played pretty good. This is a fantastic golf course, one of the best in the world. There is a lot of golf to play yet but I’m happy where I am”


Women’s Open 2021 R2

Hall, the 2018 champion at Royal Lytham & St Annes, carded six birdies and recovered from a double bogey at the 15th to take the English player to the top alongside American Mina Harigae.

From the third group of the day, Harigae also thrived and closed with four birdies in her last seven holes to sign for a superb five-under-par 67 and to join Hall on seven-under.


Women’s Open 2021 R2

“A couple of times I got lucky with the bounces, skirting a couple of bunkers,” said Harigae. “But, overall, I putted really well today so I think that contributed to my really good back nine as well. I’m a much better golfer the last 12 months, I’ve been playing well. I just feel like I’m in a good place.”

The Californian was runner-up in July’s Marathon LPGA Classic and is in form as she seeks a first main tour win and to improve on her best finish in the Championship, a tie for 28 th in 2018.

With joint-overnight leader and world number one Nelly Korda slipping to a one-over-par 73 for a four-under-par total, it’s a congested leaderboard going into the weekend.


Women’s Open 2021 R2

Another American player, Lizette Salas, reached six-under-par after back-to-back rounds of 69 and she shares third place with world number four Sei Young Kim, who added a 71 to her opening 67.

Seven players are well-placed at five-under-par, including Ireland’s Leona Maguire and the USA’s Lexi Thompson.

“I felt like I played really solid,” said Maguire. “I spent a lot of time last night working on my putting and my stroke and got off to a really nice start today. It’s the most demanding Open course, probably mentally. You have to be fully concentrating on every single shot. You can’t really play too defensive either. You have to hit driver on some of the holes and take on fairway bunkers.”


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Women’s Open 2021 R2

Amateur Louise Duncan, playing with Hall, continued to cheer the home fans as the Scot, 21, comfortably made the cut on three-under-par and leads the chase for the prestigious Smyth Salver as top amateur – ahead of Lauren Walsh and Annabell Fuller on one-under-par and level par respectively.

“I don’t think I could’ve got any more nervous than yesterday,” said Duncan. “I wasn’t as nervous today, maybe a wee bit of hand shaking but it was fine. We’ll see how the weekend goes as I’ve nothing really to lose now. Just watching players like Georgia, whatever happens, they don’t let it affect them. They just enjoy it and play well, trying to keep flat and steady.”

Megan Khang produced the low round of the week, a brilliant six-under-par 66, to surge through the field and reach one-under-par, making the cut by two shots.

The top 65 and ties progressed to the weekend on one-over-par, with defending champion Sophia Popov among those to miss out on three-over. Dame Laura Davies, 57, can look forward to the final 36 holes after finishing on level par thanks to a fine two-under-par 70, which featured seven birdies.

Women’s Open 2021 R2

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
T1
Georgia Hall
-7
68
69
137
T1
Mina Harigae
-7
70
67
137
T3
Sei Young Kim
-6
67
71
138
T3
Lizette Salas
-6
69
69
138
T5
Moriya Jutanugarn
-5
72
67
139
T5
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
-5
70
69
139
T5
Leona Maguire
-5
72
67
139
T5
Wichanee Meechai
-5
71
68
139
T5
Yealimi Noh
-5
70
69
139
T5
Yuka Saso
-5
68
71
139
T5
Lexi Thompson
-5
69
70
139
T12
Brooke M. Henderson
-4
71
69
140
T12
Nelly Korda
-4
67
73
140
T12
Minjee Lee
-4
71
69
140
T12
Su Oh
-4
71
69
140
T12
Madelene Sagstrom
-4
67
73
140
T12
Hinako Shibuno
-4
70
70
140
T18
Matilda Castren
-3
73
68
141
T18
Jenny Coleman
-3
72
69
141
T18
Louise Duncan (a)
-3
68
73
141
T18
Eun-Hee Ji
-3
72
69
141
T18
Sanna Nuutinen
-3
70
71
141
T23
Marina Alex
-2
72
70
142
T23
Nasa Hataoka
-2
70
72
142
T23
Ariya Jutanugarn
-2
71
71
142
T23
Stephanie Kyriacou
-2
72
70
142
T23
Anna Nordqvist
-2
71
71
142
T23
Gerina Piller
-2
72
70
142
T23
Paula Reto
-2
72
70
142
T23
Jenny Shin
-2
71
71
142
T31
Nicole Broch Larsen
-1
75
68
143
T31
Chella Choi
-1
71
72
143
T31
Hannah Green
-1
73
70
143
T31
Leonie Harm (a)
-1
70
73
143
T31
Alice Hewson
-1
73
70
143
T31
Megan Khang
-1
77
66
143
T31
Lydia Ko
-1
72
71
143
T31
Andrea Lee
-1
68
75
143
T31
Brittany Lincicome
-1
71
72
143
T31
Gaby Lopez
-1
70
73
143
T31
Marissa Steen
-1
73
70
143
T31
Patty Tavatanakit
-1
71
72
143
T31
Albane Valenzuela
-1
70
73
143
T31
Lauren Walsh (a)
-1
74
69
143
T45
Pajaree Anannarukarn
E
72
72
144
T45
Carlota Ciganda
E
69
75
144
T45
Laura Davies
E
74
70
144
T45
Perrine Delacour
E
73
71
144
T45
Annabell Fuller (a)
E
71
73
144
T45
Ayaka Furue
E
74
70
144
T45
Felicity Johnson
E
75
69
144
T45
Jennifer Kupcho
E
71
73
144
T45
Jeongeun Lee6
E
72
72
144
T45
Stacy Lewis
E
73
71
144
T45
Lauren Stephenson
E
71
73
144
T45
Elizabeth Szokol
E
72
72
144
T45
Atthaya Thitikul
E
71
73
144
T58
Brittany Altomare
+1
70
75
145
T58
Aditi Ashok
+1
71
74
145
T58
Haeji Kang
+1
73
72
145
T58
Jessica Korda
+1
73
72
145
T58
Kelsey Macdonald
+1
75
70
145
T58
Inbee Park
+1
70
75
145
T58
Emily Kristine Pedersen
+1
71
74
145
T58
Christine Wolf
+1
73
72
145
T58
Angel Yin
+1
73
72
145
T67
Ssu-Chia Cheng
+2
75
71
146
T67
Austin Ernst
+2
76
70
146
T67
Celine Herbin
+2
72
74
146
T67
Alison Lee
+2
72
74
146
T67
Mi Hyang Lee
+2
73
73
146
T67
Sarah Schmelzel
+2
73
73
146
T67
Jennifer Song
+2
75
71
146
T67
Emma Talley
+2
73
73
146
T67
Lindsey Weaver
+2
73
73
146
T67
Rose Zhang (a)
+2
72
74
146
T77
Celine Boutier
+3
72
75
147
T77
Ashleigh Buhai
+3
73
74
147
T77
Trichat Cheenglab
+3
78
69
147
T77
Cydney Clanton
+3
75
72
147
T77
Olivia Cowan
+3
71
76
147
T77
Gabriella Cowley (a)
+3
75
72
147
T77
Ally Ewing
+3
72
75
147
T77
Kristen Gillman
+3
73
74
147
T77
Maha Haddioui
+3
73
74
147
T77
Kylie Henry
+3
71
76
147
T77
Whitney Hillier
+3
73
74
147
T77
A Lim Kim
+3
76
71
147
T77
Bronte Law
+3
73
74
147
T77
Sophia Popov
+3
72
75
147
T77
Agathe Sauzon
+3
73
74
147
T77
Amy Yang
+3
75
72
147
T93
Serena Aoki
+4
75
73
148
T93
Laura Fuenfstueck
+4
75
73
148
T93
Johanna Gustavsson
+4
74
74
148
T93
Esther Henseleit
+4
72
76
148
T93
Charley Hull
+4
77
71
148
T93
Christina Kim
+4
75
73
148
T93
Sung Hyun Park
+4
76
72
148
T93
Angela Stanford
+4
72
76
148
T93
Prima Thammaraks
+4
76
72
148
T102
In Gee Chun
+5
74
75
149
T102
Manon De Roey
+5
76
73
149
T102
Erika Hara
+5
75
74
149
T102
Karolin Lampert
+5
73
76
149
T102
Azahara Munoz
+5
74
75
149
T102
Ryann O’Toole
+5
71
78
149
T102
Mel Reid
+5
75
74
149
T102
Magdalena Simmermacher
+5
73
76
149
T102
Marianne Skarpnord
+5
74
75
149
T102
Chloe Williams (a)
+5
76
73
149
T112
Pia Babnik
+6
77
73
150
T112
Gemma Dryburgh
+6
76
74
150
T112
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
+6
73
77
150
T112
Jaye Marie Green
+6
75
75
150
T112
Mi Jung Hur
+6
72
78
150
T112
Katherine Kirk
+6
72
78
150
T112
Cheyenne Knight
+6
78
72
150
T112
Ursula Wikstrom
+6
78
72
150
T120
Annabel Dimmock
+7
73
78
151
T120
Muni He
+7
74
77
151
T120
Tsubasa Kajitani (a)
+7
76
75
151
T120
Danielle Kang
+7
76
75
151
T120
Aline Krauter (a)
+7
74
77
151
T120
Ingrid Lindblad (a)
+7
77
74
151
T126
Ana Belac
+8
72
80
152
T126
Nuria Iturrioz
+8
78
74
152
T126
Caroline Masson
+8
73
79
152
T126
Giulia Molinaro
+8
78
74
152
T126
Pornanong Phatlum
+8
75
77
152
T126
Luna Sobron Galmes
+8
78
74
152
T132
Pernilla Lindberg
+9
75
78
153
T132
Mo Martin
+9
78
75
153
T132
Catriona Matthew
+9
78
75
153
T132
Amy Olson
+9
78
75
153
T132
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
+9
74
79
153
T132
Anne van Dam
+9
75
78
153
T138
Sarah Kemp
+10
78
76
154
T138
So Yeon Ryu
+10
76
78
154
140
Lucie Malchirand
+11
79
76
155
141
Cloe Frankish
+12
78
78
156
142
Kirsten Rudgeley (a)
+18
86
76
162
WD
Lee-Anne Pace
+1
73
73
WD
Jasmine Suwannapura
+3
75
75