Charley Hull heads into the weekend poised just behind the leaders after the second round of the Ricoh Women’s British Open at Woburn.
The 20-year-old Woburn member added a two under par 70 to her opening 69 to go into the third round within the group at five under par 139.
Hull began her second round with dropped shots at the 3rd and the 6th but then fired five birdies in-a-row from the 9th before giving one shot back with a bogey on the 16th.
“The five birdies in-a-row really got me going,” she said. “I just said to myself that I needed to hole a couple of putts and that’s what I did.
“It’s great fun playing in front of my home supporters,” she added. “It’s great for my golf and great for Woburn. I think it’s brilliant.”
Hull admitted she had been very nervous starting out her first round but was back to her normal frame of mind in time to start her second round at 06.41 this morning.
“Today I didn’t feel anywhere near more nervous,” she confirmed. “I felt a lot better. I was in the zone yesterday but I felt it more today.”
Hull went out alongside Australia’s Karrie Webb who won the 1995 Ricoh Women’s British Open over Woburn’s Duke’s course and now 21 years later has the chance to repeat that feat over the Marquess’ course after carding two rounds of 69 to go into the weekend on six under par 138.
“I have a very positive feel about this place and felt I settled in pretty quickly,” she said “It’s great to revisit good memories.”