Gainbridge LPGA R2

Lydia Ko holds on to lead at 10-under

February 25-28
Lake Nona Golf & Country Club, Orlando, Florida
$2,000,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4




Lydia Ko started her round with a bogey but didn’t let it get in her way and produced six birdies and two more bogeys to close with a 69 and hold on to the lead at 10-under.

“Yeah, I saw the pin positions last night, and I feel like the course was going to play a little longer, especially my front nine which is the back nine, because there was a lot of back pins. But overall, I thought I played pretty solid,” said Ko. “There was a stretch of a few holes where I couldn’t really hit any tee shot on the fairways, but I think it was pretty solid and I’m happy to have shot 3-under. I think it’s a lot of like positive things going into the weekend.”


Ko holds the 36-hole lead for the eighth time in her career. She has previously gone on to win three times, most recently at the 2016 Marathon LPGA Classic.

“I think it’s good to just keep putting myself in these positions. I think you get more comfortable with it and the more times you’re there I think the higher chance that at the end it will all happen for you. I’m trying to not think about what may happen on Sunday. I’m just trying to take one shot at a time, and if I’m able to do it pretty well and be in contention going into Sunday the last few holes, that’s great.”



Nelly Korda posted a 68 to sit one shot back at 9-under after seven birdies and three bogeys.

“Once I started to get more looks at birdie, I got a little more comfortable. As I said, I just made a little too many mistakes on my front nine,” said Korda. “And it was weird, I mean, I hit solid shots. They just went over the green. You kind of screw yourself a little.”


Defending champion Madelene Sagstrom started the day with a triple bogey at the 14th and a birdie at the 18th. She played the final holes six-under including a bunker chip-in for eagle on the final hole and made the cut at 2-over.

Annika Sorenstam, who shot 75 in her opening round, also made the cut after carding her first official under-par round in competition since the final round of the 2008 Lorena Ochoa Invitational with a 1-under 71.





Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Lydia Ko
-10
65
69
134
2
Nelly Korda
-9
67
68
135
3
Ryann O’Toole
-8
68
68
136
4
In Gee Chun
-7
69
68
137
T5
Ashleigh Buhai
-6
71
67
138
T5
Chella Choi
-6
69
69
138
T5
Patty Tavatanakit
-6
69
69
138
T8
Nicole Broch Larsen
-5
68
71
139
T8
Sarah Kemp
-5
70
69
139
T8
Jessica Korda
-5
71
68
139
T8
Jennifer Kupcho
-5
68
71
139
T8
Stacy Lewis
-5
71
68
139
T8
Xiyu Lin
-5
68
71
139
T8
Amy Olson
-5
70
69
139
T8
Lexi Thompson
-5
71
68
139
T16
Brooke M. Henderson
-4
71
69
140
T16
Jin Young Ko
-4
68
72
140
T16
Sophia Popov
-4
70
70
140
T16
Marissa Steen
-4
69
71
140
T20
Brittany Altomare
-3
73
68
141
T20
Georgia Hall
-3
72
69
141
T20
Dani Holmqvist
-3
74
67
141
T20
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
-3
67
74
141
T20
Leona Maguire
-3
69
72
141
T20
Jenny Shin
-3
71
70
141
T20
Angel Yin
-3
72
69
141
T27
Nasa Hataoka
-2
70
72
142
T27
Cristie Kerr
-2
70
72
142
T27
Brittany Lincicome
-2
69
73
142
T27
Amy Yang
-2
72
70
142
T31
Pajaree Anannarukarn
-1
70
73
143
T31
Lindy Duncan
-1
70
73
143
T31
Jaye Marie Green
-1
74
69
143
T31
Charley Hull
-1
71
72
143
T31
Megan Khang
-1
68
75
143
T31
Cheyenne Knight
-1
73
70
143
T31
Jeongeun Lee6
-1
70
73
143
T31
Yealimi Noh
-1
72
71
143
T31
Gabriela Ruffels (a)
-1
73
70
143
T31
Sarah Schmelzel
-1
72
71
143
T31
Jennifer Song
-1
76
67
143
T31
Mariah Stackhouse
-1
70
73
143
T31
Jasmine Suwannapura
-1
70
73
143
T31
Lindsey Weaver
-1
71
72
143
T45
Jennifer Chang
E
72
72
144
T45
Carlota Ciganda
E
75
69
144
T45
Ally Ewing
E
72
72
144
T45
Bronte Law
E
73
71
144
T45
Andrea Lee
E
70
74
144
T45
Pernilla Lindberg
E
71
73
144
T45
Caroline Masson
E
74
70
144
T45
Anna Nordqvist
E
72
72
144
T45
Morgan Pressel
E
70
74
144
T45
Lauren Stephenson
E
71
73
144
T45
Linnea Strom
E
73
71
144
T45
Albane Valenzuela
E
71
73
144
T57
Aditi Ashok
1
74
71
145
T57
Perrine Delacour
1
73
72
145
T57
Wei-Ling Hsu
1
75
70
145
T57
Eun-Hee Ji
1
75
70
145
T57
Haeji Kang
1
73
72
145
T57
Yu Liu
1
73
72
145
T57
Annie Park
1
74
71
145
T57
Angela Stanford
1
73
72
145
T57
Maria Torres
1
73
72
145
T57
Anne van Dam
1
73
72
145
T67
Ssu-Chia Cheng
2
74
72
146
T67
Dana Finkelstein
2
75
71
146
T67
Kristen Gillman
2
75
71
146
T67
Sei Young Kim
2
72
74
146
T67
Jeong Eun Lee
2
76
70
146
T67
Pornanong Phatlum
2
74
72
146
T67
Madelene Sagstrom
2
77
69
146
T67
Annika Sorenstam
2
75
71
146
T75
Daniela Darquea
3
73
74
147
T75
Austin Ernst
3
75
72
147
T75
Danielle Kang
3
73
74
147
T75
Jaclyn Lee
3
75
72
147
T75
Gaby Lopez
3
68
79
147
T75
Wichanee Meechai
3
75
72
147
T75
Lizette Salas
3
74
73
147
T75
Jing Yan
3
72
75
147
T83
Caroline Hedwall
4
76
72
148
T83
Mi Jung Hur
4
74
74
148
T83
Caroline Inglis
4
73
75
148
T83
Katherine Kirk
4
72
76
148
T83
Brittany Lang
4
75
73
148
T83
Stephanie Meadow
4
76
72
148
T83
Azahara Munoz
4
75
73
148
T83
Liz Nagel
4
75
73
148
T83
Jane Park
4
75
73
148
T83
Mel Reid
4
71
77
148
T83
Jackie Stoelting
4
77
71
148
T94
Celine Boutier
5
74
75
149
T94
Jenny Coleman
5
75
74
149
T94
Giulia Molinaro
5
76
73
149
T94
Mind Muangkhumsakul
5
76
73
149
T94
Emma Talley
5
76
73
149
T99
Robynn Ree
6
76
74
150
T99
Elizabeth Szokol
6
75
75
150
T101
Laura Davies
7
75
76
151
T101
Sandra Gal
7
77
74
151
T101
Muni He
7
76
75
151
T101
Hee Young Park
7
75
76
151
T101
Gerina Piller
7
77
74
151
T101
Alena Sharp
7
72
79
151
T101
Sarah Jane Smith
7
75
76
151
T108
Esther Lee
8
76
76
152
T108
Haru Nomura
8
78
74
152
T108
Sung Hyun Park
8
75
77
152
T108
Katherine Perry-Hamski
8
75
77
152
T108
Alana Uriell
8
76
76
152
113
Maria Fassi
9
79
74
153
114
Cydney Clanton
10
78
76
154
115
Jillian Hollis
11
80
75
155
116
Haley Moore
12
76
80
156
117
Tiffany Joh
13
77
80
157
118
Yani Tseng
20
81
83
164
119
Alexa Pano (a)
21
80
85
165
WD
Na Yeon Choi
3
75
75
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