WOMEN'S OPEN: Smith's six sweet birdies snatch top spot
Feb 17 2017 by Marjorie Miles
Playing for the fourth consecutive week, Katherine Kirk wasn't showing any signs of fatigue in shooting an 8-under 65 at Royal Adelaide to take a two-stroke lead after the first round of the Women's Australian Open on Thursday.
Smith, who is yet to win on the LPGA Tour, put on a short-game masterclass and only needed the putter 21 times during the round.
"As a kid you dream about winning your own national championship, I would probably be bawling my eyes out".
"I think that I'm hitting the ball good enough where I can have a lower (round) and hopefully that's the one coming on the weekend", Ko said.
"A couple of late birdies at least made lunch taste better, but it wasn't real good out there today", said Webb.
However, back-to-back bogeys came at six and seven before a birdie at nine left her six shots off the lead with nine holes still to play in her second round.
World No.1 Lydia Ko is three-under after four holes in her second round while Australian veteran Karrie Webb has birdied her third hole to be two-over in her battle to make the cut.
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