Korea's Lee Hits the Front in Women's Individual at Youth Olympics

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Lee Soyoung of Korea moved clear of the field after a second round 68 in the Youth Olympics Women’s Individual Stroke Play Competition.

The 17-year-old, from Gyung-gi Province, south of Seoul, completed a solid bogey-free round to finish two clear of Thailand’s Supamas Sangchan and Chinese Taipei’s Cheng Ssu-Chia who are tied for second place at Zhongshan International Golf Club.

“I’m generally pretty happy with today,” said Lee. “I didn’t have any bogies.

“I wish to be the Youth Olympic Champion. I try not to think about winning and I will concentrate on every shot.  Then if luck is with me I hope I can win the Gold Medal.”

A second year student at Anyang Girls High School, Lee has played two professional events this year; the LOTTE Championship on the LPGA Tour and the VOLVIK RACV Ladies Masters on the Ladies European Tour.  She made the cut on both occasions finishing nine-under-par and tied for fifth position at the LET event.

Just two shots behind is Thailand’s Supamas Sangchan. The 18-year-old Sangchan, from Bangkok, also avoided dropping a shot finishing with a faultless six-under-par 66 for her day and getting right back into position to win a medal having started the day at one-over-par.

“I felt more relaxed today and I didn’t worry about my score. I putted a bit better than yesterday and made a few birdies,” she said.

“Tomorrow I hope to win, of course. I will do my best and see what happens.”

Chinese Taipei’s Cheng Ssu-Chia is also on five-under-par after building on her opening round 69 with a solid second round 70.

For the full leaderboard in the Youth Olympic Games Women’s Individual Stroke Play Competition please visit:


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