Hur maintains lead at LPGA Indianapolis tournament

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – South Korea’s Hur Mi-jung defied difficult, windy conditions to fire at two-under par 70 on Friday and maintain a two-stroke lead in the LPGA Indy Women in Tech Championship.

Hur followed up a first-round 63, and might have had a bigger lead but for a double-bogey six at the par-four 16th. On 11-under 133 she was two strokes clear of Japan’s Sakura Yokomine, who also posted a 70 on the Brickyard crossing course that includes four holes on the infield of the famed 4km Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

“It was tough conditions on the course with the down and hurting wind, but I tried to enjoy with the wind,” said Hur, who said she’d become accustomed to playing in the wind since settling in the Dallas area in breezy north Texas.

Mi Jung Hur of South Korea hits her tee shot on the 12th hole. PHOTO: AFP