Yoo conquers breezy Bahamas

Yoo shot a second-round 69 on a windy day at the??Ocean Club Golf Course at Atlantis Resort to reach seven-under, but Lincicome was only able to play five holes of her round before darkness suspended play.

Only 60 players were able to finish their second 18 holes with winds gusting up to 40mph forcing a lengthy suspension of play.

“It was very tough, especially with the wind,” said Yoo, whose two LPGA titles include a major crown at the 2012 Kraft Nabisco Championship.

“I just tried to stay focused and just tried to make the right putt with the wind,” she said. “Overall, I think I was doing really good the last two rounds and I still have two rounds to go, so I’m looking forward to it.”

Lincicome managed to join Yoo at the top of the leaderboard with two birdies in the five holes she managed to play and, although conditions could be better on Saturday, she now faces a busy day along with the other players who have to return to finish their second rounds.

Four players are tied on six-under, including former world No 1 Inbee Park, who also managed only five holes before darkness descended.

The other three – America’s Kelly Shon (71) and Dori Carter (72) and another Korean Jenny Shin (71) – all finished their rounds in the toughest of conditions.

“It’s pretty crazy,” said Carter. “But then again we kind of know that is the Bahamas style and like Hawaii… you just expect it.”

First-round leader Brooke Pancake is in a group on five-under – she was one-over through seven holes when play was suspended.

Also in that group are Frenchwoman Perrine Delacour, who finished with a 70, Spain’s Azahara Munoz and German star Sandra Gal who will both be back on Saturday morning to complete their second 18.