Canadian Alena Sharp in top five at LPGA event

By Canadian Press
February 8, 2019 - 7:06am

BARWON HEADS, Australia — Canada's Alena Sharp is tied for fifth at the halfway mark of the LPGA Tour's ISPS Handa Vic Open.

The Hamilton golfer shot a 3-under 69 in the second round on Friday and is 7 under for the tournament, six strokes back of leader Kim Kaufman of the U.S.

All four Canadians in the first full-field event of the season made the first cut.

Quebec City's Anne-Catherine Tanguay is tied for 12th at 5 under after a 74 on Friday. She entered the second round tied for second.

Calgary's Jaclyn Lee, making her professional debut, is tied for 33rd at 3 under, while Brittany Marchand of Orangeville, Ont., is tied for 41st at 2 under.

Following the third round, the field will be cut to the low 35 players and ties.

In the men's European Tour event at the same venue, Canadian-American dual citizen Austin Connelly, who represents Canada, made the cut at 6 under. He is eight shots back of leaders Jason Scrivener and Nick Flanagan of Australia.

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