Cambia Portland Classic R2

Jin Young Ko moves into lead in Oregon

Portland Classic 2021 R2
September 16-19
The Oregon Golf Club, West Linn, Oregon
$1,400,000
Round 1, Round 3

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Rolex Rankings No. 2 Jin Young Ko carded six birdies and a single bogey for a second-round 67 at the Cambia Portland Classic. She sits atop the leaderboard at 8-under heading into the weekend at Oregon Golf Club, holding a one-stroke advantage over Gemma Dryburgh in second and a three-stroke lead over Carlota Ciganda in third.


Portland Classic 2021 R2

“I did a great job first two rounds and this course is not easy, so fairways and greens are really narrow so I had to focus on my shot,” said Ko, playing for the first time since the Tokyo Olympics nearly six weeks ago. “But I did a great job so I’m happy. I’m looking forward the weekend.”


Portland Classic 2021 R2

Dryburgh made the turn with three consecutive birdies in her 3-under 69 on Friday. Sitting just one stroke off the lead, this is the best 36-hole position of her LPGA Tour career. It’s no coincidence that the Scottish player thrived in today’s blustery weather conditions, saying that it felt like she was back home in Aberdeen.

“It was quite tough out there. It was quite windy. Reminded me of home a little bit, especially my back nine, the front nine,” said Dryburgh, a three-time winner on the Rose Ladies Series. “It’s a bit more open around there so it’s kind of tricky to the get the wind on the back nine, but round there it’s quite open so made it quite tough.”


Portland Classic 2021 R2

Ciganda ended up barefoot at one point in her round of 71, taking off her shoes and socks to wade into a water hazard on No. 15. With her ball sitting up on a patch of grass just shy of the water, Ciganda knocked her 54-degree wedge to 15 feet and converted an unconventional birdie.

“That was a big plus, because I’m thinking about par with up and down and maybe a bogey, so that was a great birdie,” said Ciganda, who is looking for her first win since a pair of victories in 2016. “Had a couple good chances coming on 16 and 18, but I think it’s always good to shoot under par, especially on this course.”


Portland Classic 2021 R2

Seven players are tied for fourth at 4-under, with Alana Uriell joining that group thanks to a flurry of five consecutive birdies to end her round.

“My putter just today felt hot. I was reading things really well and been working on speed a lot this week, so I think that all kind of came together,” said Uriell. “Then also we were like in a later group and it was getting dark and I knew that we had to finish, so I was like, Just choose it and trust it, and that really inspired the last few holes.“

Australian Katherine Kirk made a hole-in-one at the 12th, hitting it in from 131 yards with a pitching wedge.


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“It was fun actually because I hit it well, so that’s obviously a bonus that it went in. But it was a good number and I put a good swing on it and landed about 2 feet short right of the hole and released in,” said Kirk. “I thought I hit it too hard but obviously it was enough. I was happy to see it go in and not have to putt.”

Kirk’s ace is the fourth of her LPGA Tour career and first since the first round of the 2017 Volunteers of America Classic. For the hole-in-one, CME Group will donate $20,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which is leading the way the world understands, treats, and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The 2021 season has seen 13 aces for a total of $260,000 donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

“That’s the highlight of the day right there. Obviously, they do great things at that hospital and heart goes out to those kids and their families. Yeah, the heroes are the doctors and the work they’re doing,” said Kirk. “Happy to pitch in and nice to see. I guess it’s CME that contributes that. So thanks to CME Group for doing that, because that’s pretty awesome.”

Portland Classic 2021 R2

Pos.
Player
To Par
Scores
Total
1
Jin Young Ko
-8
69-67
136
2
Gemma Dryburgh
-7
68-69
137
3
Carlota Ciganda
-5
68-71
139
T4
Alana Uriell
-4
74-66
140
T4
Jeongeun Lee
-4
73-67
140
T4
Andrea Lee
-4
72-68
140
T4
Jeongeun Lee6
-4
70-70
140
T4
Su Oh
-4
69-71
140
T4
Jenny Shin
-4
69-71
140
T4
Pajaree Anannarukarn
-4
68-72
140
T11
Anne van Dam
-2
72-70
142
T11
Esther Henseleit
-2
72-70
142
T11
Perrine Delacour
-2
69-73
142
T14
Patty Tavatanakit
-1
76-67
143
T14
Lauren Coughlin
-1
72-71
143
T14
Cydney Clanton
-1
72-71
143
T14
Emma Talley
-1
71-72
143
T14
Ssu-Chia Cheng
-1
71-72
143
T14
Sung Hyun Park
-1
70-73
143
T20
Bianca Pagdanganan
E
74-70
144
T20
Ashleigh Buhai
E
70-74
144
T20
Mi Jung Hur
E
69-75
144
T23
Mina Harigae
+1
75-70
145
T23
Louise Ridderstrom
+1
74-71
145
T23
Caroline Inglis
+1
74-71
145
T23
Jennifer Kupcho
+1
73-72
145
T23
Olivia Mehaffey *
+1
73-72
145
T23
Wei-Ling Hsu
+1
73-72
145
T23
Cindy LaCrosse
+1
72-73
145
T23
Jennifer Song
+1
72-73
145
T23
Nasa Hataoka
+1
71-74
145
T23
Haley Moore
+1
71-74
145
T23
Esther Lee
+1
71-74
145
T23
Angel Yin
+1
71-74
145
T23
Sarah Schmelzel
+1
71-74
145
T23
Laura Davies
+1
70-75
145
T37
Wichanee Meechai
+2
73-73
146
T37
Min Seo Kwak
+2
71-75
146
T37
Jaye Marie Green
+2
71-75
146
T37
Brooke M. Henderson
+2
70-76
146
T41
Ellie Slama (a) *
+3
78-69
147
T41
Pernilla Lindberg
+3
76-71
147
T41
Katherine Kirk
+3
75-72
147
T41
Elizabeth Szokol
+3
75-72
147
T41
Bronte Law
+3
75-72
147
T41
Katherine Perry-Hamski
+3
74-73
147
T41
Ana Belac
+3
73-74
147
T41
Albane Valenzuela
+3
72-75
147
T41
Yealimi Noh
+3
71-76
147
T50
Min Lee
+4
75-73
148
T50
Marissa Steen
+4
75-73
148
T50
Ryann O’Toole
+4
74-74
148
T50
A Lim Kim
+4
74-74
148
T50
Pornanong Phatlum
+4
73-75
148
T50
Jenny Coleman
+4
72-76
148
T50
Sydnee Michaels
+4
72-76
148
T57
Cheyenne Woods
+5
78-71
149
T57
Eun-Hee Ji
+5
78-71
149
T57
Marina Alex
+5
77-72
149
T57
Aditi Ashok
+5
77-72
149
T57
Lauren Kim
+5
76-73
149
T57
Luna Sobron Galmes
+5
76-73
149
T57
Austin Ernst
+5
76-73
149
T57
Jing Yan
+5
76-73
149
T57
Dottie Ardina
+5
75-74
149
T57
Kristy McPherson
+5
75-74
149
T57
Klara Spilkova
+5
75-74
149
T57
Lauren Stephenson
+5
73-76
149
T57
Jennifer Chang
+5
71-78
149
T70
Tiffany Chan
+6
79-71
150
T70
Amy Olson
+6
76-74
150
T70
Maria Fernanda Torres
+6
76-74
150
T70
Hannah Green
+6
73-77
150
T70
Linnea Strom
+6
73-77
150
T70
Dani Holmqvist
+6
72-78
150
T70
Kelly Tan
+6
72-78
150
T70
Alena Sharp
+6
71-79
150
Chella Choi
CUT
79-72
151
Na Yeon Choi
CUT
77-74
151
Jasmine Suwannapura
CUT
76-75
151
Moriya Jutanugarn
CUT
76-75
151
Brittany Lang
CUT
75-76
151
Lindy Duncan
CUT
75-76
151
Vicky Hurst
CUT
73-78
151
Stacy Lewis
CUT
73-78
151
Kristen Gillman
CUT
73-78
151
Azahara Munoz
CUT
73-78
151
Lee Lopez
CUT
72-79
151
Suzuka Yamaguchi
CUT
72-79
151
Brittany Altomare
CUT
78-74
152
Mirim Lee
CUT
78-74
152
Cheyenne Knight
CUT
77-75
152
Sarah Jane Smith
CUT
76-76
152
Gabriela Ruffels #
CUT
76-76
152
Maria Fassi
CUT
76-76
152
Hee Young Park
CUT
71-81
152
Christina Kim
CUT
79-74
153
Giulia Molinaro
CUT
78-75
153
Haeji Kang
CUT
77-76
153
Sarah Burnham
CUT
75-78
153
Stephanie Meadow
CUT
75-78
153
Alison Walshe
CUT
79-75
154
Mi Hyang Lee
CUT
78-76
154
Dana Finkelstein
CUT
77-77
154
Jaravee Boonchant *
CUT
76-78
154
Tze-Han (Heather) Lin (a) *
CUT
83-72
155
Maggie Simons *
CUT
79-76
155
Jillian Hollis
CUT
79-76
155
Mo Martin
CUT
78-77
155
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
CUT
78-77
155
Nuria Iturrioz
CUT
77-78
155
Mind Muangkhumsakul
CUT
76-79
155
Kris Tamulis
CUT
75-80
155
Pavarisa Yoktuan
CUT
81-75
156
Ilhee Lee
CUT
76-80
156
Jackie Stoelting
CUT
76-80
156
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
CUT
82-75
157
Daniela Darquea
CUT
75-82
157
Muni He
CUT
81-77
158
Kyung Kim
CUT
79-79
158
Ashli Bunch
CUT
78-80
158
Alyaa Abdulghany #
CUT
78-80
158
Mariah Stackhouse
CUT
83-76
159
Brianna Do
CUT
82-77
159
Ariya Jutanugarn
CUT
81-78
159
Kendall Dye
CUT
83-77
160
Benyapa Niphatsophon
CUT
80-80
160
Maia Schechter
CUT
78-82
160
Lee Ann Walker
CUT
76-88
164
Paula Reto
WD
69
Lindsey Weaver
WD
80
Yujeong Son
WD
85
Liz Nagel
WD
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