NEWS
08/26/2016 13:10 EDT | Updated 08/27/2017 01:12 EDT

Ariya Jutanugarn shoots bogey-free second round to take early second round lead

PRIDDIS, Alta. — Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn shot a bogey-free 8-under 64 on Friday to take the clubhouse lead after the morning wave of golfers during the second round of the LPGA's Canadian Open.

Jutanugarn is sitting alone in first place at 12 under after carding eight birdies on the Raven course of the Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club.

The 20-year-old is currently No. 2 in the Rolex women's world golf rankings behind New Zealand's Lydia Ko and just ahead of Brooke Henderson from Smiths Falls, Ont.

South Korea's Chella Choi finished up the final four holes of her first round early on Friday morning after play was suspended the night before due to darkness. She had the first round lead of 7-under 65, but fell to second spot behind Jutanugarn at 8 under after shooting 71 during her second trip around the par-72, 6,622-yard layout.

Thailand's Budsabakorn Sukapan shot 66 in Round 2 and is tied for third spot at 7 under with South Korea's Amy Yang and Japan's Sakura Yokomine.

Maude-Aimee Leblanc, of Sherbrooke, Que., sank a long putt from off the green on the 18th hole to finish her second round with an eagle. After carding her second straight score of 69, Leblanc finished tied for sixth spot at 6 under with five other golfers including Hamilton's Alena Sharp.

Calgary's Jaclyn Lee followed up the 69 she shot in Round 1 with a 70 to put her in a tie for 14th place at 5 under, one shot ahead of Henderson, who carded a respectable round of 4-under 68.