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Naomi Ko shares lead through 36 holes at the Porter Cup

Written by Austin Stanton / Golf Canada
(Golf Canada)

Team Canada Amateur Squad member Naomi Ko is tied for first after the second round of the Porter Cup at the Niagara Falls Country Club, in Lewiston, N.Y., sharing first with Lauren Waller (Canonsburg, Penn.)

The Victoria, B.C., product started Thursday in a share of second after an opening-round 71 (-1).

Ko had an up-and-down front nine, recording three birdies, a bogey, and a double bogey to shoot an even-par 36. On the back nine she settled in recording two birdies and no bogeys to card a 2-under-par 70 on the day.

A sophomore at N.C. State, Ko’s best result of the season was a T1 finish at the Lady Puerto Rico Invitational at Rio Mar Country Club – River Course.

Alexandra Naumovski (Halton Hills, Ont.) is the next best Canadian sitting T4 at even par thanks to a 2-under par-70 in round two.

St. Catharines, Ont., native Kennedy Bodfield posted a tournament-low 5-under-par 67 to sit T7 at 2 over par alongside Alyssa DiMarcantonio (Maple, Ont.), Kelsey Sear (Unionville, Ont.) and Development Squad golfer Hannah Lee (Surrey B.C.), who carded a second-round 70 (-2).

Lee’s Development Squad teammate Monet Chun (Richmond Hill, Ont) is T15 at 3 over par after a 1-over-par 73 in round two.

Chloe Currie – the third Development Squad golfer in Lewiston this week – was much better in round two, shooting a 2-over 74 (after a first round 80). She is T35 at 10 over par.

To view the full Porter Cup leaderboard click here.

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