Inbee Park, Jodi Ewart Shadoff share lead at ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open


Inbee Park and Jodi Ewart Shadoff share the 36-hole lead at the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open.

Ewart Shadoff, 32, held a one-shot lead after Thursday’s opening round, but stumbled Friday with back-to-back bogeys on holes 11 and 12 holes to finish the second round with a 3-under 70.

Park, who shared second with Jeongeun Lee6 at 6 under to start Friday’s second round, shot a bogey-free 4-under 69. She carded three-straight birdies on Nos. 17, 18 and 1 and added another on No. 3.

At 10 under, Ewart Shadoff and Park sit one-shot ahead of Jillian Hollis in third. Ayean Cho and Marina Alex are T-4 at 8 under.

Reigning champion Nelly Korda shot a 73 Friday, following a first-round 69. After finishing the front nine 1 over after a bogey on No. 7, Korda carded a double bogey on No. 10 and another bogey on No. 12. The 21-year-old worked her way back even par on the day by carding four birdies on the back nine. She is T-24 at 4 under. 

Among the players to miss the cut are Lydia Ko, Morgan Pressel Bronte Law and Patty Tavatanakit.

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