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PA Ariya Jutanugarn plays her second shot to the 18th during day two of the Trust Golf Women's Scottish Open at Dumbarnie Links, St Andrews.
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Leader Jutanugarn 'just chilling', Maguire eight back at Scottish Open
The Irishwoman is one under for the tournament after an even-par 72 on Friday.

ARIYA JUTANUGARN TOOK a three-shot lead at the halfway stage of the Women’s Scottish Open at Fife on Friday and put her success down to “just chilling”.

The Thai star carded a second round 66 to reach nine under for the tournament.

Ireland’s Leona Maguire is eight shots back through two rounds, tied for 28th on one under after an even-par 72 on Friday.

Ariya, who lifted the trophy in 2018 at Gullane Golf Club in East Lothian, shrugged off the windy conditions.

Her only bogey came at the par-four tenth, after birdies on the second and seventh.

But after that setback, the 25-year-old rolled in five birdies in six holes from the 12th to the 17th.

“I still have so many things to work on, and to me, I just want to be chilling on the course because I know when I’m chilling on the course, everything is going to take care of itself,” she said.

“My whole life my dream was to win on a links course because I won in Woburn, played British Open, but it’s not links. I felt like one time in my life, I want to win on a links and that’s what I did in 2018.”

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Three shots off the pace are Charley Hull, Emily Kristine Pedersen and Atthaya Thitikul.

© – AFP, 2021

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