GOLF: It’s tough going for Holly on day two of British Open at Royal Birkdale

Holly Clyburn
Holly Clyburn

Woodhall Spa golfer Holly Clyburn started to slip down the leaderboard on what proved to be a difficult second day for scoring in the Ricoh Ladies British Open at Royal Birkdale this afternoon (Friday).

Clyburn held a top six position overnight after a sparking opening round of 71 (one under par) at the Southport based course.

She had high hopes of building on that round but unfortunately, two shots disappeared at the first hole, a par four.

Clyburn recovered with a string of pars but then dropped another shot at the eighth hole.

Her chances of a recovery on the back nine suffered a setback at the par four 13th when she carded a six. She’d birdied the same hole yesterday.

Clyburn immediately followed that with a bogey at the 14th to leave her on five over par - in joint 57th place.

With several top players still to finish their rounds, the leader in the clubhouse was Spain’s Beatriz Recari on three under after rounds of 74 and 67.

England’s top ranked player was Georgia Hall on two under after ten holes of her second round.