Lunn and Dibnah Continue To Share Lead
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) _ Mardi Lunn, who dedicated her performance in the tournament to the memory of her recently deceased father, shot a 2-under-par 71 today to hold a share of the lead after the second round of the Australian Open women’s golf championship.
Lunn eagled the par-5 18th hole of the par-73, 5,958-yard Yarra Yarra course to stay even with fellow Australian Corinne Dibnah at 7-under-par 139.
Lunn and Dibnah, who also shot 71, hold a one-shot lead over American Amy Read, who carded a 5-under 68 today. Debbi Koyama of Japan was one shot further back at 141 after a 70.
Defending champion Liselotte Neumann of Sweden and U.S. LPGA Rookie of the Year Karrie Webb of Australia both shot 72s and were in a group at 144, five behind the leaders.
Lunn’s father Col died suddenly three months ago, suffering a fatal heart attack at the age of 58.
``It would be unbelievable to win,″ Lunn said. ``There’s one person I’m trying to do it for and, hopefully ... you never know.″
Webb said she still had a chance for the final two rounds of the $240,000 tournament.
``You could shoot eight-under pretty easily around here if you got the putter going and kept it in play,″ she said.