Less imperial than the day earlier than with its unbelievable 64 (-8) inaugural, In Gee Chun nonetheless managed to play 69 (-3) at the Congressional and widened the hole a bit of extra at the high of the leaderboard. At -11 (133), the South Korean has a six-stroke lead over New Zealander Lydia Ko and American Jennifer Kupcho. Perrine Delacour (+4), Pauline Roussin-Bouchard (+4), Agathe Laisné (+6) and Céline Boutier (+6) are eradicated!
In a lot “simpler” taking part in situations than Thursday, In Gee Chun paradoxically performed much less nicely on the Congressional Country Clubhost of this 68th KPMG Women’s PGA Championship Of the historical past. But one other paradox, it nonetheless accentuates its lead on the leaderboard. This was 5 factors after 18 holes (an equal file), it’s now six after 36 holes…
The South Korean was certainly happy with a 69 (-3) with a tough first leg accomplished in 35 (-1) with three birdies for 2 bogeys. She nonetheless tightened her sport a bit of extra on the return with two different birdies, proving right here that it’s going to not be straightforward for her closest opponents to get her this weekend.
” I attempted to keep away from fascinated by my sport yesterday (Thursday), she defined at the exit of the recording. Every time I did, I felt like I could not be absolutely centered on my sport. »
At theUS Open 2011, Rory McIlroy additionally had a six-point lead right here at the Congressional after 36 holes. He went all the approach with a file rating of -16 (matched in 2017 by Brooks Koepka in Erin Hills).
Lydia Ko and Kupcho go looking
HAS Lydia Ko (67), the former world no 1, and at Jennifer Kupcho (68), victorious at the starting of April Chevron Championship in Rancho Mirage (California), to now do what is important to attempt to come again to the one who holds the absolute file in Majors (males and women mixed), a historic -21 at theEvian Championship in 2016.
” I like being in the looking placer, admits Jennifer Kupcho, winner final week of the Meijer LPGA Classic, basic rehearsal earlier than this third Grand Slam match of the season. I too was main the Chevron after 36 holes and I do know what it is prefer to be there… »
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Winner of this similar KPMG Women’s Championship in 2020, Sei Young Kimone other participant from the Land of the Morning Calm, is seven lengths behind with in explicit the Australian Hannah Green and the Canadian Brooke M. Hendersonadditionally former winners in 2019 and 2016.
Further nonetheless, at eight factors, we discover different very skilled gamers like the American Lexi Thompson or the Australian Minjee Leewho simply gained the US Open on June fifth.
Unfortunately, no French will have the ability to be a part of in this chase. Perrine Delacour (73) and Pauline Roussin-Bouchard (75) fail one level from a set reduce of +3. Infuriating. Agathe Laisne and Celine Boutier are additional nonetheless, at +6 (150). It can also be the first missed reduce of the season for the present world n°19, creator of a really heavy 77 (+5) with in explicit a triple bogey conceded on her first gap of the day (the 10) .
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