Second round leader Lydia Ko in action on the course. Image Credit: Supplied

World number four Lydia Ko produced another bogey-free round of 65 to lead by two shots at the midway mark of the Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open.

The New Zealander, who began her second round on the 10th tee, had a slower start only making one birdie on her front nine.

However, Ko had an excellent back nine with four birdies and an eagle to put her in pole position at Dundonald Links on 14 under par.

On completing her round Ko commented, “I felt like I played more solid yesterday. think I had a few more birdie opportunities today that I missed. But when I made the turn, I made a really good par actually on the 18th hole, which was my ninth hole, and then hit a good drive down the first and I just got really good momentum.”

12 under-par

Two shots behind Ko in second place is American Lilia Vu, who carded a round of 67 (-5) to reach a total of 12 under-par after 36 holes.

The three-time Epson Tour winner rolled in back-to-back birdies on 11 and 12 before dropping a shot on the 17th but soon made up for it with further birdies on two, six, seven and nine.

Korea’s Eun-Hee Ji sits in third place on 11-under-par having fired the joint-best round of the day, along with Sweden’s Johanna Gustavsson, and equalling the course record with a 64 (-8).

Thailand’s Wichanee Meechai and France’s Celine Boutier are in a share of fourth place on 10 under par having shot rounds of 65 and 69, respectively.

Four players are one shot further back on nine-under-par including Germany’s Leonie Harm, who produced a bogey-free round of 68 on day two.

10th place

England’s Georgia Hall and France’s Pauline Roussin are two of the six players in a share of 10th place on eight-under-par.

Spain’s 26 year-old Nuria Iturrioz, winner of the 2019 Dubai Moonlight Classic, had a magic moment during her second round when she made a hole in one on the par-three sixth hole.

The cut fell at one-under-par with 75 players making it through to the weekend.