Lydia Ko has kept hold of her place in the top 10 after a challenging second day of the women's British golf Open at Royal Lytham and St Annes.

Ko's carded a one-under 71 in her second round to be tied for eighth at five-under par, five shots off the lead.

New Zealand’s Lydia Ko is ready for the weekend at the Ricoh Women’s British Open after signing for another under par round to be just five shots behind the lead in T9 #GOKO Enjoy your coverage this weekend as she looks to make a move on moving day!

Posted by New Zealand Golf on Friday, 3 August 2018

"My ball striking wasn't as good as yesterday, so I didn't really have that many birdie opportunities, but overall I think I was pretty solid and made a few good up and downs, but heading into the weekend I feel like I'm in a pretty solid position," Ko said.

"It was a little more challenging because it started raining during the holes coming in and I feel they are some of the toughest holes on the golf course.

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"It's the British Open, you're going to get a little bit of drizzle and you just have to manage that."

The tournament leader at -10 is Thailand's Pornanong Phatlum, who has shot consecutive rounds of 67 to lead by one.