South Korean golfer Inbee Park placed her name on top of the leaderboard, leading with a birdie on 18 to go to 10 under par. She leads USA’s Stacy Lewis by one stroke at halfway through the tournament.
During Round 1 on August 17, Park was one shot behind the leader, Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand. Ariya Jutanugarn is a prominent golfer who won the Women’s British Open last month.
During Round 2, Park traded two birdies with a bogey on No.7, but quickly picked up recording four more birdies.
“I’m very satisfied because I didn’t expect much,” said Park. Due to the pain on her left thumb, Park hasn’t played much for the season, even considering withdrawal from the Olympics. However, her stable play for the past two days proves that she is back in the game.
“Entering the tenth year as a golfer, I feel happy about playing at the Olympics on the pinnacle of my career,” said Park. “Not so many golfers get to play at the Olympics. I will do my best in the remaining two rounds so that this Olympic tournament becomes the highlight of my career.”
Original article written by Newsis
Translated and edited by Heewon Kim