British duo Holly Clyburn and Catriona Matthew set pace in Adelaide

19 Feb 2016 09:23

British pair Holly Clyburn and Catriona Matthew lead the way on eight under par after round two at the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open.

England's Clyburn carded an impressive seven-under-par round of 65 to storm to the top of the leaderboard in Adelaide.

The 25-year-old eagled the first hole and did not look back - she was five under par after the first five holes - to improve on her first-round score of 71.

Scotland's Matthew also eagled the par-five first hole but went on to bogey the second. However, she maintained her composure to ensure a share of the lead by the end of the second day.

Clyburn and Matthew are one shot clear of quartet Caroline Masson, Xiyu Lin, Haru Nomura and Jenny Shin, with home hope Karrie Webb a further shot back on six under par.

Overnight leader Soobin Kim, who shot a first-round 63, struggled to a 77 on day two to sit four shots off the lead, along with England's Charley Hull after she posted her second consecutive 70, and Scotland's Kylie Walker after her eagle on the par-four 18th.