Pace 4 off Big Green Egg Open lead in the Netherlands

Lee-Anne Pace carded a two-under-par 70 on Thursday to move into a share of eighth at the halfway stage of the Ladies European Tour’s Big Green Egg Open at Rosendealsche Golf Club in Arnhem, Netherlands.

Her four birdies and two bogeys, together with her first round of level-par 72, put her four shots behind the lead, which was shared at six-under-par 138 by Stephanie Kyriacou of Australia and Sanna Nuutinen of Finland. They had a one-stroke lead over Atthiya Thitikul of Thailand.

Pace shared eighth with four other players after picking up birdies in her first six holes in the second round. She dropped a shot on the seventh to turn in two-under 34, and then, after a run of pars, dropped a shot on the par-four 13th. She regained that lost shot on the par-three 16th.

Next best of the South Africans in the field was Lejan Lewthwaite, who, together with Stacy Bregman, made the cut on the number at five-under in a share of 55th. Swaziland’s Nobuhle Dlamini fired a two-under 70 to move to three-under for the tournament in a share of 35th.

Nicole Garcia and Lindi Coetzee missed the cut.

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