NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) -- Karen Stupples got ready for the second round of the LPGA Big Apple Classic by watching some golf. It wasn't a tape of herself or an instructional video. It was a tournament very dear to her -- the British Open.
"I really love watching it. It was a big part of my life growing up," Stupples, a native of Folkestone, England, said Friday after shooting a 5-under-par 66 to move into a share of the lead with Nancy Scranton halfway through the LPGA event at Wykagyl Country Club.
"I grew up on a course which borders one of the Open courses. When I was young, my father and I would watch it together. It would be on the TV all day long. My mum and my sister, poor things, were not into golf and we made them suffer."
Stupples then broke into a smile bigger than the one she had after making a 10-foot birdie putt on No. 18 to tie Scranton at 7-under 135.
"It's good to see Monty doing really well," she said, referring to Colin Montgomerie, who held a one-stroke lead halfway through the British Open. "I don't think there's anybody I want to see win that more than him because I feel he deserves it."
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