Published: Mon, September 17, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Georgia Hall shows composure to stay with the leaders

Georgia Hall shows composure to stay with the leaders

Torres, the first Puerto Rican player to get an LPGA Tour card, went birdie-birdie-eagle from the 13th to 15th holes in a 65 that tied her atop the Evian Championship leaderboard with Carlota Ciganda of Spain.

But she bounced back on the back nine with four birdies and one bogey.

"I feel like my game is in a really good spot", said Henderson.

Olson and LPGA rookie Torres have yet to win on the LPGA Tour although Torres, after a slow start to her first season, has begun to display her considerable talent as the season has worn on.

Henderson picked up gains at four of the final six holes having been two-over for the day through 12.

"I had it in my head as well that I wanted to be bogey-free, and that's quite a special thing round this golf course".

Hall, who was tied-seventh previous year, said that despite the morning rain, "the greens were still hard and the tricky pin positions meant you have to put the ball on the right side of the green". The following week, she lost in a play-off for the LPGA Championship which was won by the current world No. 1, Park Sung-hyun.

Hall's seven-foot putt for a closing birdie at the ninth was short of pace as she settled for a three-under card, but she was happy with her position after 36 holes.

Compatriot Mo Martin and Korean Mi Hyang Lee returned rounds of 66 at the Evian Resort Golf Club and are the other players at eight under.

South Korea's Lee scored an eagle on the ninth plus three birdies and one bogey for her round of 66 for a share of the lead.

Last month's Women's British Open champion Georgia Hall finished with a second straight 68 to stay in a seven-strong group at 6-under overall.

Austin Ernst (70) is also two shots back, completing her round minutes before Hurricane Florence made landfall close to her home state SC.

American amateur Rachel Heck, who is only 16, made the cut at her second major.

The top-ranked American, world No. 5 Lexi Thompson, was in tears on the 18th green and missed the cut by one stroke.

On how she was going to prepare for the pressures of the weekend, she said: "Just going to retouch everything, see all my misses, practise and get some rest".

"I've checked the weather app every day and talked to my family back home", said the Seneca native.

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