Gainbridge LPGA R2

Danielle Kang joins Lydia Ko at the top of the leaderboard

Gainbridge LPGA 2022 R2
January 27-30
Boca Rio Golf Club, Boca Raton, Florida
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

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Danielle Kang carded a 4-under par 68 on Friday in Boca Raton to climb into a share of the lead at 11-under alongside overnight leader Lydia Ko at the halfway point of the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio.

Gainbridge LPGA 2022 R2

“I’m just proud of the process. It’s not just about repeating the same thing I did last week. It’s being able to keep the consistency up,” said Kang. “I really wanted to get to double digits [under par]. That was my goal today, so I was happy to do that.”

Gainbridge LPGA 2022 R2

Ko recorded four birdies for a 2-under 70 in the second round. This is the ninth total time in Ko’s illustrious career that she has held or shared the 36-hole advantage. The most recent occurrence happened at the 2021 Gainbridge LPGA hosted by Lake Nona Golf & Country Club in Orlando, where Ko finished in a tie for second.

“More of a grind than yesterday. I don’t think I played as solid compared to yesterday, and I don’t think I could have played much better than the first round,” said Ko. “When you get off to a hot start, I think you do put a little bit of pressure [on yourself]. Even though you’re a couple under par, you don’t feel like it was as good because you keep comparing. But I tried not to do that and be committed over each shot, play the best golf I could today.”

Gainbridge LPGA 2022 R2

Two players are four shots back of Kang and Ko at 7-under including Jodi Ewart Shadoff (69), who will round out Saturday’s final grouping. The other is Yuka Saso (70), the 2021 U.S. Women’s Open champion. Saso has not missed a cut on Tour since accepting LPGA Tour Membership after that victory.

“For me, [the start of the season] it is more about getting the feel back of the competition because we had been off for a month and a half. I think be more relaxed, go for the pin, and try to be aggressive,” Saso said. “I think that helped my game for the past two weeks. I’m already happy that I’m able to play here on the LPGA, so make a lot of cuts and play all the majors.”

A group of five individuals share fifth at 6-under overall. Rolex Rankings No. 1 and defending Gainbridge LPGA champion Nelly Korda shot even par on Friday to join Delray Beach resident Lexi Thompson (70) in a tie for 17th on 4-under.

Gainbridge LPGA 2022 R2

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Pos.PlayerTo ParScoresTotal
T1Danielle Kang-1165-68133
T1Lydia Ko-1163-70133
T3Jodi Ewart Shadoff-768-69137
T3Yuka Saso-767-70137
T5Morgane Metraux-672-66138
T5Bronte Law-668-70138
T5Nasa Hataoka-667-71138
T5Charley Hull-667-71138
T5Aditi Ashok-666-72138
T10Celine Boutier-572-67139
T10Patty Tavatanakit-571-68139
T10Su Oh-569-70139
T10Brooke M. Henderson-568-71139
T10Marina Alex-568-71139
T10Hye-Jin Choi-567-72139
T10Maude-Aimee Leblanc-567-72139
T17Jessica Korda-472-68140
T17Georgia Hall-470-70140
T17Ryann O’Toole-470-70140
T17Lexi Thompson-470-70140
T17Stacy Lewis-468-72140
T17In Gee Chun-468-72140
T17Carlota Ciganda-468-72140
T17Nelly Korda-468-72140
T17Jeongeun Lee6-467-73140
T26Na Rin An-371-70141
T26A Lim Kim-370-71141
T26Ayaka Furue-369-72141
T26Perrine Delacour-369-72141
T26Gaby Lopez-368-73141
T26Ally Ewing-368-73141
T32Dewi Weber-271-71142
T32Sophia Schubert-270-72142
T32Madelene Sagstrom-270-72142
T32Pajaree Anannarukarn-270-72142
T32Amanda Doherty-268-74142
T32Amy Yang-268-74142
T38Pauline Roussin-Bouchard-173-70143
T38Leona Maguire-173-70143
T38Linnea Johansson-172-71143
T38Atthaya Thitikul-172-71143
T38Pornanong Phatlum-172-71143
T38Karrie Webb-171-72143
T38Mel Reid-171-72143
T38Yaeeun Hong-170-73143
T38Lilia Vu-170-73143
T38Jennifer Kupcho-168-75143
T38Dana Finkelstein-168-75143
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T49Xiyu Janet LinPar72-72144
T49Wichanee MeechaiPar72-72144
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T49Jasmine SuwannapuraPar71-73144
T49Albane ValenzuelaPar71-73144
T49Sarah SchmelzelPar71-73144
T49Megan KhangPar70-74144
T49Muni HePar70-74144
T49Rachel RohannaPar70-74144
T49Lauren StephensonPar70-74144
T49Amy OlsonPar69-75144
T49Gerina Michelle MendozaPar67-77144
T64Cydney Clanton+174-71145
T64Lindsey Weaver-Wright+174-71145
T64Allison Emrey+172-73145
T64Brittany Lincicome+172-73145
T64Jenny Shin+172-73145
T64Brittany Lang+172-73145
T64Anna Nordqvist+171-74145
T64Laura Restrep+171-74145
T64Jaye Marie Green+170-75145
T64Jeongeun Lee+170-75145
T64Christina Kim+170-75145
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Esther HenseleitCUT74-72146
Janie JacksonCUT74-72146
Nanna Koerstz MadsenCUT74-72146
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Moriya JutanugarnCUT73-73146
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Ana BelacCUT76-71147
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Ruixin LiuCUT74-73147
Mirim LeeCUT74-73147
Caroline MassonCUT72-75147
Casey DanielsonCUT72-75147
Angela StanfordCUT71-76147
Cheyenne KnightCUT70-77147
Mina HarigaeCUT78-70148
Ashleigh BuhaiCUT74-74148
Paula RetoCUT74-74148
Bianca PagdangananCUT72-76148
Peiyun ChienCUT71-77148
Katherine Perry-HamskiCUT71-77148
Alison LeeCUT76-73149
Maria FassiCUT75-74149
Cristie KerrCUT74-75149
Marissa SteenCUT74-75149
Yu LiuCUT73-76149
Lauren CoughlinCUT71-78149
Yealimi NohCUT78-72150
Austin ErnstCUT75-75150
Giulia MolinaroCUT73-77150
Annie ParkCUT76-75151
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