Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational R2

Jutanugarn sisters take two shot lead in Michigan

Great Lakes Invitational 2021 R2
July 14-17
Midland Country Club, Michigan
$2,300,000
Round 1, Round 3

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes


Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn, aka Team M&M, are leading the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational leaderboard by two shots after a second-round 59 (four-ball) to reach 14-under. They played a combined eleven birdies, including four in a row starting at the 4th.


Great Lakes Invitational 2021 R2

They matched the second-lowest four-ball round in the tournament’s history; in its inaugural year, Cydney Clanton and Jasmine Suwannapura recorded a 59 in the final round to secure victory. The best was a fourth-round 58 recorded by Jin Young Ko and Minjee Lee, who finished in a tie for second.

“To be honest, I don’t know how many birdies we’re making today or like we’re going to make — we’re going to shoot 59, like make that putt. But just what she said, like when she feels uncomfortable and she want to just take the tee shot first, so I do the same thing on the last hole because I don’t really feel comfortable with the pin tucked on the left side. I’m like, can I go first, and it kind of makes her a little nervous because I take a little longer time, and after I hit the shot, she’s like, I’m a little nervous because it seems like you take a little longer time,” said Moriya, who made a five-footer at the 18th. “But it comes out good, and just like momentum, I guess. It’s not like I feel really comfortable with that shot, but I know she will get my back.”


Great Lakes Invitational 2021 R2

In 2019, the Jutanugarns finished in a tie for third at 20-under, recording 65-61 in the four-ball portions of the event. They said they have a competition within the tournament, trying to beat each other with the number of birdies each of them makes throughout the day. Tomorrow, they said they’ll work on “playing without fear.”

“We have to play without feeling sorry to each other because of course we’re going to miss some. What I always told her, just have good commit, and if you miss it, you miss it. I’m going to try to do the same thing,” said Ariya.


Great Lakes Invitational 2021 R2

Pajaree Anannarukarn and Aditi Ashok, the Spice Girls, followed up a first-round 65 with a four-ball 63, making five birdies and an eagle from the Thai at the 12th to sit in solo second at 12-under. Ashok said the duo do not have a preference when it comes to playing either foursomes or four-ball, and are more than satisfied with their play in each so far this week.

“I think both are equally nerve-racking because sometimes — yesterday’s format is difficult, but sometimes it feels easy because there’s no choice. No matter what happens you have to play the next shot; whereas here sometimes you see the other person and you kind of — it changes your approach a little bit ,” said Ashok. “I think both are equally very difficult. But yeah, we’ve enjoyed both. We’re playing good, so we’re happy. ”


Great Lakes Invitational 2021 R2

The team of MI6 – Jeongeun Lee6 and Mi Jung Hur – along with Wichanee Meechai and Pavarisa Yoktuan (World War 3) are tied for third at 11-under. Hur sealed herself and Lee6 a 62 on the day after a final birdie at the 18th, their fifth of the back nine, but said she trusted Lee6 with the putter more over the last two days.

“Even she had a long par putt, have to make it, I just give to my caddie putter away, because she’s going to make it,” said Hur. “Like yesterday, foursomes, especially foursomes, if she missed the putt I have to finish out, but I always give to my caddie my putter. She’s going to make it.”

Rounding out the top five are defending champions Team All In, Cydney Clanton and Jasmine Suwannapura, and Reidy to Fiesta, Mel Reid and Carlota Ciganda, at 10-under.


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Great Lakes Invitational 2021 R2

Six teams sit in a tie for seventh at 9-under, including major champion duo Danielle Kang and Lydia Ko (Sisters From Another Mister).

There were 41 teams that made the cut at 4-under. The teams of Maia Schecter/Laura Gonzalez Escallon and Ashleigh Buhai/Lizette Salas were disqualified under Rule 23.2(b). Each score on the scorecard must be clearly identified as the score of the individual partner who made it; if this is not done, the side is disqualified . It is not enough to identify a score as the score of the side in general.

Great Lakes Invitational 2021 R2

Pos.
Team
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
JUTANUGARN, A. / JUTANUGARN, M.
-14
67
59
126
2
ANANNARUKARN, / ASHOK, A.
-12
65
63
128
3
LEE6, JE. / HUR, M. J.
-11
67
62
129
3
MEECHAI, W. / YOKTUAN, P.
-11
66
63
129
5
CIGANDA, C. / REID, M.
-10
66
64
130
5
SUWANNAPURA, J. / CLANTON, C.
-10
65
65
130
7
KERR, C. / MEADOW, S.
-9
69
62
131
7
YANG, A. / KANG, HJ.
-9
70
61
131
7
SCHMELZEL, S. / PAGDANGANAN, B.
-9
69
62
131
7
KIM, A LIM / NOH, Y.
-9
69
62
131
7
HERBIN, C. / ITURRIOZ, N.
-9
68
63
131
7
KANG, D. / KO, L.
-9
68
63
131
13
WEAVER, L. / LEE, A.
-8
69
63
132
13
KIM, H.J. / JI, E-H.
-8
71
61
132
13
LINCICOME, B. / LANG, B.
-8
68
64
132
13
THOMPSON, L. / HATAOKA, N.
-8
69
63
132
13
RYU, S.Y. / PARK, I.
-8
67
65
132
13
STEPHENSON, L. / HOLLIS, J.
-8
65
67
132
19
ALTOMARE, B. / YIN, A.
-7
72
61
133
19
GILLMAN, K. / CHANG, J.
-7
72
61
133
19
KHANG, M. / EWING, A.
-7
70
63
133
19
HENDERSON, B.M. / CHUN, I.G.
-7
71
62
133
23
O’TOOLE, R. / JACKSON, J.
-6
70
64
134
23
STOELTING, J. / PERRY, K.
-6
71
63
134
23
LEE, MJ. / SASO, Y.
-6
69
65
134
23
LEWIS, S. / FASSI, M.
-6
69
65
134
23
PARK, H.Y. / SONG, J.
-6
69
65
134
23
KORDA, N. / KORDA, J.
-6
65
69
134
29
MARTIN, M. / HURST, V.
-5
69
66
135
29
INGLIS, C. / DO, B.
-5
69
66
135
31
HSU, W. / LEE, M.
-4
76
60
136
31
KIRK, K. / OLSON, A.
-4
73
63
136
31
EWART SHADOFF, / TALLEY, E.
-4
72
64
136
31
SHARP, A. / KEMP, S.
-4
72
64
136
31
POPOV, S. / VAN DAM, A.
-4
71
65
136
31
LEE, J.E. / CHOI, N.Y.
-4
71
65
136
31
STROM, L. / JOHANSSON, L.
-4
71
65
136
31
RETO, P. / ARDINA, D.
-4
69
67
136
31
LAW, B. / SAGSTROM, M.
-4
69
67
136
31
TAN, K. / LOPEZ, L.
-4
69
67
136
31
MASSON, C. / ERNST, A.
-4
68
68
136
42
LEE, M.H. / CHOI, C.
-3
73
64
137
42
ALEX, M. / GREEN, J.M.
-3
71
66
137
42
KNIGHT, C. / SZOKOL, E.
-3
69
68
137
42
STACKHOUSE, M. / WOODS, C.
-3
69
68
137
46
KUPCHO, J. / HARIGAE, M.
-2
72
66
138
46
SMITH, S.J. / LINDBERG, P.
-2
70
68
138
46
MOORE, H. / URIELL, A.
-2
74
64
138
49
LOPEZ, G. / SOBRON, L.
-1
72
67
139
49
PARK, A. / KIM, KY.
-1
73
66
139
49
LEE, ES. / KWAK, M.
-1
73
66
139
49
MOLINARO, G. / HOLMQVIST, D.
-1
72
67
139
49
DARQUEA, D. / COUGHLIN, L.
-1
71
68
139
49
LEE, AN. / KIM, L.
-1
72
67
139
49
NAGEL, E. / GULBIS, N.
-1
72
67
139
56
RIDDERSTROM, L. / TAMULIS, K.
0
72
68
140
56
AVERYHARDT, S. / UWADIA, A.
0
74
66
140
56
PHATLUM, P. / NIPHATSOPHON,
0
75
65
140
56
TORRES, M. / STEEN, M.
0
74
66
140
56
COLEMAN, J. / DELACOUR, P.
0
71
69
140
56
MUANGKHUMSAKUL / PANNARAT, T.
0
71
69
140
56
CONCOLINO, J. / WALSHE, A.
0
73
67
140
63
MCPHERSON, K. / DYE, K.
+1
73
68
141
63
LEE, JA. / DRYBURGH, G.
+1
76
65
141
65
HARTLAGE, L. / LYNE, M.
+2
78
64
142
65
CHAN, T. / HE, M.
+2
76
66
142
65
BELAC, A. / BURNHAM, S.
+2
78
64
142
68
YAMAGUCHI, S. / SON, Y.
+3
74
69
143
69
MICHAELS, S. / BUNCH, A.
+6
78
68
146
DQ
SALAS, L. / BUHAI, A.
74
DQ
SCHECHTER, M. / GONZALEZ ESCAL
70
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