Sarah Kemp & Jin Young Ko tied for lead

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Cognizant Founders Cup R2
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May 13, 2023
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Sarah Kemp jumped from a tie for 30th after the opening round to the co-lead at 8-under with a second-round 65 after firing eight birdies and just one bogey, finishing with the second-lowest second-round score of her 16-year LPGA Tour career.

“The three birdies was awesome. I just started hitting it good. I had a good warmup. Felt like it was going to be a pretty good day,” said Kemp. “Just hitting fairways and greens, and, yeah, just happened to go in really early on, so it was a nice trend to the day.”

South Korean Jin Young Ko, currently No. 3 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings, was T3 after a first round 68 and made her first birdie on the ninth hole, followed by a pair of birdies on 11 and 12. She capped off her bogey-free round with a birdie on the par-4 18th hole for another 68.

“It was awesome. I had a great round today, also yesterday, too,” said Ko. “I tried to make a bogey-free round, and I made it.”

Three players are tied for third at 7-under, India's Aditi Ashok carded a 68 to move into the tie alongside defending champion Minjee Lee of Australia (69) and South Korean rookie Hae Ran Ryu (70).

“I just wanted to be near the top of the leaderboard or at the top in the early rounds of the tournament,” said Ashok, in her seventh year on the LPGA Tour. “I've been doing that. Hopefully I can have a good weekend and maybe capitalize on the good start.

Overnight leader Sei Young Kim of South Korea followed up her opening 66 with a 76 and lies in T29 at 2-under.

Among those that missed the cut at 1-over are Rolex Rankings No. 1 Nelly Korda, two-time 2023 LPGA Tour winner Lilia Vu and 2023 JM Eagle LA Championship winner Hannah Green.

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T3Hae Ran Ryu-76770137
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T7Peiyun Chien-56871139
T7Hye-Jin Choi-56871139
T7Nasa Hataoka-56871139
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T13Celine Borge-47367140
T13Jenny Shin-47268140
T13Ashleigh Buhai-47169140
T13Yu Liu-47169140
T13Georgia Hall-47169140
T13Madelene Sagstrom-47169140
T13Narin An-46971140
T13Stacy Lewis-46872140
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T22Brittany Lincicome-37170141
T22Maria Fassi-37170141
T22Lauren Coughlin-37170141
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T29Bailey Tardy-26973142
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T29Sei Young Kim-26676142
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T38Lydia Ko-17271143
T38Allisen Corpuz-17271143
T38Azahara Munoz-17172143
T38Lexi Thompson-17073143
T38Wei-Ling Hsu-17073143
T38Pavarisa Yoktuan-16974143
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T45Sofia GarciaPar7371144
T45Annie ParkPar7371144
T45Lauren StephensonPar7371144
T45Lizette SalasPar7272144
T45Jennifer KupchoPar7272144
T45Gemma DryburghPar6975144
T45Ryann O'ToolePar6975144
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T53Bronte Law+17669145
T53A Lim Kim+17570145
T53Pauline Roussin+17570145
T53Mel Reid+17570145
T53Yu-Sang Hou+17471145
T53Emma Talley+17471145
T53Celine Boutier+17372145
T53Min Lee+17273145
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T53Yealimi Noh+16976145
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T67Wichanee Meechai+27571146
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T67Paula Reto+27472146
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T82Haeji Kang+37176147
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T98Xiyu Lin+57673149
T98Dana Fall+57574149
T98Manon De Roey+57475149
T98Sophia Schubert+57475149
T98Dewi Weber+57376149
T98Brittany Altomare+57376149
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T109Mina Harigae+67773150
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T109Chanettee Wannasaen+67674150
T109Andrea Lee+67674150
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T132Jennifer Song+117679155
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139Laura Davies+138275157
W/DJessica Korda72
W/DLindsey Weaver-Wright75
W/DYan Liu83
W/DPaula Creamer
W/DJodi Ewart Shadoff
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Cognizant Founders Cup 2023

Date: May 11th - 14th 2023

Location: Upper Montclair Country Club, Clifton, New Jersey

Purse: $3,000,000

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