Women's British Open: Bronte Law and Georgia Hall five back from Ashleigh Buhai

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Bronte Law and Charley Hull five shots behind leader in fourth after day two of British Open
Second round leaderboard
-12 A Buhai; -9 H Shibuno (Jpn); -8 L Salas (US); -7 C Boutier (Fra), C Hull (Eng), B Law (Eng), C Masson (Ger), HS Park (Kor); -6 G Hall (Eng), C Ciganda (Spa), A Jutanugarn (Tha), D Kang (US), YJ Ko (Kor)
Selected others: -3 L Thompson (US); +5 C Matthew (Sco);+12 L Ko (NZ); +13 L Davies (Eng)

England's Bronte Law and Charley Hull are five shots behind South African leader Ashleigh Buhai after the Women's British Open second round at Woburn.

Law, who carded five birdies in a 67, and Hull (70) are tied for fourth on seven under.

They are a shot ahead of defending champion Georgia Hall, who shot a second consecutive 69.

Overnight leader Buhai is 12 under after five birdies in a 67 saw her extend her advantage to three shots.

Hull, who is chasing her first major title, picked up three birdies in the first eight holes, only to bogey three of the next six, before two late birdies saw her finish with a 70.

"I would have taken seven under before the tournament but I'm a bit frustrated as I was eight under halfway through the round," the 23-year-old told BBC Sport.

"I said to myself [after hitting back-to-back bogeys] I'm hitting it well, why can't I make a couple of birdies coming in? And I did, so I'm happy with that.

"If I piece both rounds together I'm going to be on a low one but I'm not going to be thinking about that. I want to smile out there and enjoy the weekend."

Hinako Shibuno, 20, of Japan continued her good form on her major debut to sit second after a second-round 69, while birdies on the first four holes helped lift America's Lizette Salas to eight under for the tournament.

World number two Park Sung-hyun had a 70 for seven under while world number one and fellow South Korean Ko Jin-young is on six under.

Englishwoman Laura Davies, 55, a four-time major champion, missed the cut after a three-over par 75 saw her finish 13 over and bottom of the field.

Former world number one and two-time major winner Lydia Ko of New Zealand, and Scotland's Solheim Cup captain Catriona Matthew, also failed to make it to the weekend.

Ashleigh Buhai
Ashleigh Buhai led by a single shot heading into the second round

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