MONTREAL: Japan’s Ai Miyazato fired a four-under par 68 to share the lead with American Angela Stanford after the second round of the LPGA Canadian Women’s Open. Miyazato stood with Stanford on 11-under par 133 after 36 holes, two strokes ahead of South Korean Song-Hee Kim. The Japanese star, who won five titles last year but captured her first of this season last month, started slowly but gained momentum later on. “I’d a really good round but in the beginning I was a bit too tough on myself,” she said. “I just had a nice self talk and I got really patient.”
Published in The Express Tribune, August 28th, 2011.