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Ko tied for fourth in Canada

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 27/08/2016

Lydia Ko is still in the hunt at the Canadian Women's Open but the second round belonged to Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn.

Jutanugarn shot a bogey-free eight-under 64, achieved without a driver and after coming back from a knee injury at the Rio Olympic Games.

The world No.2 is sitting alone in first place at 12-under after carding eight birdies on the Raven course of the Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club near Calgary on Friday (Saturday NZ time).

She's three-strokes ahead of Gee Chun and Stephanie Meadow.

Ko carded a three-under-par 69 to sit at eight-under after two rounds, tied for fourth with South Korea's Mi Jung Hur, Chella Choi, Sei Young Kim and Hyo Joo Kim.

She bogeyed the eighth and 14th but had a run of three birdies from 10 to 12 and also birdied the second and ninth holes.

Ko made the Canadian Women's Open her first LPGA victory when she triumphed in 2012 at the age of 15. She added further wins at the tournament in 2013 and again last year.

The South Korean-born Kiwi is back on the LPGA tour four days after her silver medal-winning performance for New Zealand at Rio.

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