Jul
31
2009
By Stephanie Wei under General

Christina Kim is all smiles on the 15th hole during the second round of the Women’s British Open at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club. She is T5 and even after 36 holes. CK doesn’t have her regular caddie on her bag — he’s working on the men’s tour this week. She told me it had been “arranged a long time ago and well before we started working together this year.” Regardless, she’s having a solid tournament!

I messaged her this evening. She said, “I hollered a really excited ‘whoo’ after my tee shot on the last hole today and made a 30-foot birdie putt on the 11th hole — that was probably my highlight.” (I hate bothering players in the middle of tourneys. That said, thanks so much for the quote, CK!) Well played, lady. We’ll be cheering loudly for you this weekend!

Scotland’s Catriona Matthew and Italy’s Giulia Sergas are tied for the lead at three-under-par, each firing rounds of 74-67. Defending champ Jiyai Shin is T17 at four-over-par. Michelle Wie is T25 and needs to place in the top ten to make the Solheim Cup team. I don’t think I’m alone when I say she should be a captain’s pick.

The cutline was 9-over-par, the highest in British Open history.

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