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Lydia Ko plummets to 29th at ANA Inspiration after abysmal second round

A disastrous second round has seen Lydia Ko plummet down the leaderboard at the LPGA's ANA Inspiration in California, with the Kiwi tied for 29th heading into day three.

Having finished the first day at -2 and tied for 10th, Ko's day got off to the worst possible start with a bogey on her opening hole, the ninth.

Two more bogeys on the 12th and 17th saw Ko finish the back nine at +3 for the round, +1 for the tournament.

The Kiwi looked to be on the verge of turning things around on the front nine, with an eagle on the second bringing Ko back below par.

However, it would only get worse for Ko on the sixth, finding the water twice on the par four, eventually carding a quadruple bogey and falling into a tie for 48th place.

Birdies on the seventh and eighth aided in Ko's recovery, while par on the final hole of the day saw the Kiwi's final round come to a close at +3, and +1 for the tournament.

With the projected cut line at +5, Ko should still be a chance to play on into the third round, however the Kiwi will need a miracle to have any chance of winning 2019's first major.

Ko trails leader In-Kyung Kim of South Korea by 10 shots heading into tomorrow's third round.


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