INCHEON, South Korea (AFP) – France’s Karine Icher hit a four-under 68 on Friday to surge to the second round lead at the LPGA KEB-HanaBank Championship in South Korea.
Icher had five birdies against one bogey to move to five-under for the US$2.0 million tournament on the par-72, 6,364-yard Ocean Course at the Sky72 Golf and Resort club in Incheon.
Icher started the day at one-under in a tie for 15th and promptly moved to two-under with a birdie on the opening hole. She also finished strongly, with three birdies over her final four holes.
Icher said she faced “a completely different course” on Friday with the wind constantly changing direction, and credited her work with coach Brian Mogg for helping her with the gusty conditions.