CATRIONA Matthew's bid for a third Ladies Scottish Open appears to be over for another year.

The competition, which teed off yesterday (Thursday), is being contested at The Renaissance Club, near Dirleton.

Matthew (pictured below), of nearby North Berwick, lifted the trophy at Archerfield Links in 2011 and 2013.

East Lothian Courier:

A second round 74, alongside a 74 on day one, means she is likely to have missed the cut at the international event, with the projected cut at +5 with a handful of golfers still on the course.

At the top end of the leaderboard, a stunning second round from Stacy Lewis fired her to the top.

The American had carded a level par first round of 71, with an eagle on the 16th hole an indication of what was to come today (Friday).

The 35-year-old was the in-form player on the second day of the prestigious tournament.

Two birdies on the front nine saw her move up the leaderboard before a bogey on the 12th hole.

However, a stunning finale saw four birdies over the final four holes to propel her to the top of the leaderboard alongside Azahara Munoz, who had sat second after the first round.

East Lothian Courier:

Nicole Broch Larsen, who led after the first round, carded a second round of 73 to slip back to -2, which leaves her in a tie for eighth place.

In terms of the Scottish competitors, Gemma Dryburgh is still the frontrunner, despite a disappointing second round.

A score of 75 (+4) saw her slip back to +2 for the two rounds.

Thirty-three-year-old Kylie Henry made the cut on +4, with Michele Thomson one shot further back.

There was not such good news for Kelsey Macdonald, who carded two rounds of 75 to finish on +8 while Alison Muirhead could not mount an impressive comeback after carding +10 on the first day.

A score of 73 on the second round left her on +12, alongside Carly Booth, who, similarly, had left too much to do after a score of 82 yesterday (Thursday).