Jeongeun Lee6 followed an opening round 66 with the low round of the day on Friday as she leads 36 holes in the Amundi Evian Championship with a 10-under 61.
Lee6 made two of their first four holes with a birdie and then rattled off four straight birdies to close their first nine and go out in 29 weekend.
Lee6 said after the lap that she didn’t even feel at her best, which could be scary for the rest of the field on the track.
“I did not feel well. My swing is still not perfect, but I try to focus on one shot and my backswing shape and my rhythm, ”said Lee6. “I focus on the simple process. I haven’t looked at the results. I focused on the process. “
Lee6 has put herself in a position to win her second LPGA Tour event of her career, and she appears to be saving her best golf for major championships with her only win at the 2019 US Women’s Open.
“Big tournaments have more pressure and make me a little nervous,” said Lee6. “The course conditions are a bit tough. I will only concentrate on the swing rhythm and then not think too much about the course. “
Jutanugarn started her second round on Friday afternoon and couldn’t help but notice Lee6’s rise in the leaderboard before she even tees off.
“The way she plays is so impressive. I watched her play this morning because she finished before I played, ”said Jutanugarn. “She did everything and it’s a major, that’s why the course is so tough. She was 10 under, so amazing. “
Jutanugarn couldn’t quite keep up with Lee6 on Friday, but she’ll try to chase them this weekend. Jutanugarn also made four straight birdies to close their front nine and an eagle last completed a clean bogey free round.
Jutanugarn is one of two Thai players in the duel for second place, as Anannarukam last faced Jutanugarn’s eagle and shot her second 65 in a row on Friday. Jutanugarn quickly paid tribute to Anannarukam and the bright future of golf in Thailand.
“We have a lot of golfers and the best golf course in Thailand, and the way they play is also very inspiring. I’m sure it won’t be just two, so the Thai players will advance, ”said Jutanugarn.