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Kor survives cut at British Open

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 29/07/2016

A brace of birdies on the run home has allowed Kiwi golfer Lydia Ko to survive the cut at the Women's British Open.

But the world No.1, who carded two-under 70 for her second round on the Marquess course at Woburn, lies 11 shots off the pace set by leader Mirim Lee of South Korea.

Lee couldn't back her opening round 62, managing one-under 71 to lead by a single stroke from Shanshan Feng of China and Ariya Jutanugarn (Thailand).

Ko went into the final fours holes of her second round even after mirroring two birdies with two bogeys.

But back-to-back birdies on the 15th and 16th allowed her to edge clear of the cut by two strokes.

The New Zealand 19-year-old eased up the leaderboard from a share of 91st after her opening round 74, and now sits in a tie for 56th with six others.

It is Ko's fifth appearance at the Women's British Open, having recorded a best finish of third last year at Turnberry in Scotland.

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