Austria’s Stefanie Michl leads in Sanya Ladies Open after 2nd round
Austria’s Stefanie Michl retained the lead of the Sanya Ladies Open in China on Saturday with a steady second-round effort.

The 24-year-old from Graz shot a 70 to add to her opening 65 to finish on nine under par, leading England’s Florentyna Parker (69) by two and South African Lee-Anne Pace (71) by four.

Australia’s Nikki Garrett and Lin Tzu Chi of Chinese Taipei are a shot further back in a tie for fourth.

Norway’s Cecilie Lundgreen finished the day six shots off the pace with Spain’s Belen Mozo, Thailand’s Pornanong Phatlum and 14-year-old Chinese amateur Lin Xi Yu.

England’s Melissa Reid hit a 68 to move to two over, despite having played the closing holes after being bitten by a snake.

The 23-year-old was struck on the leg while playing the 16th and received treatment on the course.

Reid said: "I’m okay, I think."

She was later taken to hospital for tests but is expected to be fit to play the final round on Sunday.

SOURCE: The Press Association
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