JTBC Classic R2

Nanna Koerstz Madsen takes lead at Aviara

JTBC Classic 2022 R2

March 24-27
Aviara Golf Club, Carlsbad, California
$1,500,000
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Denmark’s Nanna Koerstz Madsen carded a 5-under 67 on Friday, featuring seven birdies and two bogeys.


JTBC Classic 2022 R2

“I figured (Aviara Golf Club) out this year; I haven’t figured out the other years. I’m definitely playing better this year than I’ve done previous years I played. In the beginning, I hit a lot of shots really close so there were a couple of easy birdies. I have confidence out there winning two weeks ago. It just changes you a little bit I guess having a win off your back, especially so recently. Definitely took some pressure off.”


JTBC Classic 2022 R2

Koerstz Madsen is making birdie or better on 37% of holes played in her last seven LPGA rounds, according to KPMG Performance Insights. This is the first time she has held the lead or co-led after 36 holes and she is feeling confident and positive.

“The last year and a half I’ve worked a lot with my mental coach back in Denmark,” she said. “Everything is about being positive, having good energy out there, trying to smile as much as you can. If you are smiling, it’s really impossible actually be mad. I need to stay a little bit more positive than I’ve done today. Try not to get too emotional out there, then I’ll be fine.”


JTBC Classic 2022 R2

Rookie Hye-Jin Choi and Rolex Rankings No. 3 Lydia Ko are tied in second place at 9-under. This is Choi’s third start of her first season as an official Tour Member and she already has a top-10 finish – a T8 at the Gainbridge LPGA Boca Rio. Ko, who won the event in South Florida, signed for a 67, making six birdies and only needing 25 putts to get the job done.

“I gave myself a few more opportunities for birdies today,” she said. “The front nine yesterday I struggled to get my club selection on and that just set up a lot of mid-to-long range putts. I was able to get the hang of things when the temperature got warmer. Unless I had missed the green due to a poor shot, I think that was much better. I felt like I left a few putts out there. At the same time, it’s not easy. I think I played pretty solid the last couple days and hopefully that’s good momentum into the weekend.”


JTBC Classic 2022 R2

Three players are tied for fourth at 8-under. Canada’s Maude-Aimee Leblanc carded a bogey-free, 4-under 68, and Korean rookie Na Rin An fired a 5-under 67. Rolex Rankings No. 1 Jin Young Ko continued her under-par streak with a 71 to make it 32 straight rounds, though her official consecutive rounds in the 60s streak ended at 16, the Tour record.

“I tried to hit it 60s, but I couldn’t,” said Ko, whose bogeys on the 2nd and 3rd was her first back-to-back recorded bogeys in 526 holes. “I don’t know what happened. But greens are a little tricky to me so I missed a lot of putts, so the reason why I couldn’t hit it 60s today. Before the tee off I really don’t want to play golf. I don’t know what happened to me, but like I really want to go on the beach. I lose focus a little bit and it happens sometimes so it will be fine.”


JTBC Classic 2022 R2

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1Nanna Koerstz Madsen-1166-67133
T2Lydia Ko-968-67135
T2Hye-Jin Choi-967-68135
T4Na Rin An-869-67136
T4Maude-Aimee Leblanc-868-68136
T4Jin Young Ko-865-71136
7Pajaree Anannarukarn-768-69137
8Janie Jackson-670-68138
T9Inbee Park-571-68139
T9Brittany Altomare-571-68139
T9Nasa Hataoka-570-69139
T9Jessica Korda-569-70139
T9Leona Maguire-569-70139
T9Atthaya Thitikul-569-70139
T9Charley Hull-569-70139
T16Hyo Joo Kim-473-67140
T16Yealimi Noh-471-69140
T16Minjee Lee-469-71140
T16Cheyenne Knight-467-73140
T20Pernilla Lindberg-373-68141
T20Amy Yang-372-69141
T20Haylee Rae Harford-371-70141
T20Jasmine Suwannapura-371-70141
T20Madelene Sagstrom-371-70141
T20Emily Kristine Pedersen-371-70141
T20Lauren Coughlin-371-70141
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