Women's British Open: Amy Boulden has ground to make up

Amy Boulden
Amy Boulden is on her second year on the Ladies European Tour

Amy Boulden has a lot of ground to make up on the leaders in the final two rounds of the Women's British Open.

The 22-year-old Welsh golfer is +1 - eight behind leader Suzann Pattersen - after dropping three shots in the last six holes of her second round.

Boulden had been concerned she would miss the cut, but strong afternoon winds saw the cut-off move to +5.

"We probably had the best of it [the weather] this morning to be honest," she said.

After an opening round of 71, Boulden was two under for the tournament after birdies on the third and ninth holes followed a bogey on the opening hole.

But as the strength of the wind grew on the back nine, three bogies on 13, 15 and 18 accounted for a two-over 74.

"It was just a grind out there," she told BBC Wales Sport. "You just couldn't switch off, you had to concentrate over every shot.

"There were some tricky pin positions out there in this weather too, so it was tough out there.

"I had to grind that out. It wasn't a great back nine, being three over. It was a lot tougher than yesterday.

"The wind was different today - the final holes were all playing into the wind. But overall I'm happy."

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