Taiwanese golfer finishes fifth after 2nd round of LPGA British Open

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Taipei, Aug. 4 (CNA) Taiwanese golfer Teresa Lu (盧曉晴) carded three strokes under par in the second round of the 2018 Ricoh Women's British Open Friday, occupying the fifth place on the leaderboard with a total of 8-under 136.

Lu, who was tied for third with a 5-under 67 after the first round Thursday, carded five birdies and two bogeys Friday at the major LPGA tournament being held at Royal Lytham and St. Annes Golf Club in Lancashire, England, from Aug. 2-5 with a purse of US$3.25 million.

Speaking after the game, Lu said she was satisfied with the result, despite having to play under drizzle on the second day of the tournament.

She said she hopes to perform better in the next two rounds and move up the leaderboard.

"My goal is to remain positive throughout the challenge," Lu said.

Pornanong Phatlum of Thailand is currently on top of the leaderboard with with a total of 10-under par 134.

Trailing with one stroke behind are Georgia Hall of England, Minjee Lee of Australia, and Mamiko Higa of Japan, tying for second.

Another two Taiwanese golfers in the competition, Phoebe Yao (姚宣榆) and Hsu Wei-ling (徐薇淩), tied for 24th with a total of two-under par 142.

Yani Tseng (曾雅妮), a former world No. 1, missed the cut with a two-round total of 4-over 148.

(By Lee Chin-wei and Ko Lin)
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