LPGA Drive On Championship R2

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Marina Alex and Leona Maguire take four-shot lead into final day
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February 5, 2022
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LPGA Drive On 2022 R2
February 03-05
Crown Colony G&CC, Fort Myers, Florida
Round 1, Round 3

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Marina Alex (USA) and Leona Maguire (IRE) are tied at the top of the leaderboard at 13-under, four strokes ahead of their competitors. This is only the second time in both of their LPGA Tour careers that they have held a lead or co-lead after 36 holes; at the 2016 Manulife LPGA Classic for Alex while Maguire led after the second day at the 2021 Meijer LPGA Classic. For Maguire, it’s only the third time since the 2021 Dana Open that Maguire has opened an event with two-straight rounds in the 60s.

LPGA Drive On 2022 R2

“Just been playing really solid, taking advantage of the shorter holes. My wedges have been really dialed in. Just staying really patient. I think that's been the theme of the last two weeks in general with the wind we've been getting,” said Maguire. “Taking your chance where you get them, taking the pars on the tougher holes playing into the wind. Sort of coming down the stretch 14, 15, 16, were a grind back into the wind, but felt like I had put myself in a good position early on to sort of relax on the last few holes.

LPGA Drive On 2022 R2

Maguire is aiming to become the season’s first Rolex First-Time Winner while Alex is hoping for her first win since the 2018 Cambia Portland Classic. Alex could become the fourth American to win an edition of the Drive On Championship, following in the footsteps of Danielle Kang (2020, Inverness Club), Ally Ewing (2020, Reynolds Lake Oconee), and Austin Ernst (2021, Golden Ocala).

“It's been an interesting journey since -- definitely since Portland, and probably even since Solheim. Pretty much since the COVID happened I feel like things haven't really worked out in my favor, both physically and with my golf game, so it's good to feel good,” said Alex, who has carded only one bogey through 36 holes at Crown Colony. “Knock on -- there is no wood -- but knock-on wood. And I worked really hard with Claude Harmon, my coach middle of last year, but then specifically like once the season ended working on some changes in my swing that I feel will allow me to be a bit more consistent, which I'm hoping just really got grind on that tomorrow.”

LPGA Drive On 2022 R2

Americans Stacy Lewis and Brittany Altomare both carded 65s and are tied for third at 9-under alongside Sweden's Linnea Johansson who posted a 69.

Lexi Thompson (USA) joins fellow major champions Jeongeun Lee6 (KOR) and Patty Tavatanakit (THA) in a tie for sixth at 8-under.

Overnight co-leader Nasa Hataoka (JAP) carded a 75 and slipped down into a share of 28th place at 4-under.

LPGA Drive On 2022 R2

Pos.PlayerTo ParScoresTotal
T1Leona Maguire-1366-65131
T1Marina Alex-1365-66131
T3Brittany Altomare-968-67135
T3Stacy Lewis-968-67135
T3Linnea Johansson-966-69135
T6Lexi Thompson-869-67136
T6Jeongeun Lee6-867-69136
T6Patty Tavatanakit-866-70136
T9Lauren Stephenson-772-65137
T9Atthaya Thitikul-771-66137
T9Pauline Roussin-Bouchard-770-67137
T9Celine Boutier-770-67137
T9Yaeeun Hong-768-69137
T9Nanna Koerstz Madsen-768-69137
T9Charley Hull-767-70137
T16Brooke M. Henderson-671-67138
T16In Gee Chun-670-68138
T16Jennifer Chang-670-68138
T16Sarah Schmelzel-669-69138
T16Madelene Sagstrom-667-71138
T21Cheyenne Knight-570-69139
T21Allisen Corpuz-570-69139
T21Inbee Park-570-69139
T21Jasmine Suwannapura-569-70139
T21Su Oh-568-71139
T21Caroline Masson-567-72139
T21Bronte Law-567-72139
T28Perrine Delacour-473-67140
T28Kelly Tan-471-69140
T28Hye-Jin Choi-471-69140
T28Cydney Clanton-470-70140
T28Xiyu Janet Lin-468-72140
T28Megan Khang-468-72140
T28Ryann O'Toole-468-72140
T28Nasa Hataoka-465-75140
T36A Lim Kim-372-69141
T36Janie Jackson-372-69141
T36Gemma Dryburgh-372-69141
T36Na Rin An-371-70141
T36Austin Ernst-370-71141
T36Amy Olson-370-71141
T36Georgia Hall-370-71141
T36Bianca Pagdanganan-370-71141
T36Marissa Steen-369-72141
T45Angela Stanford-277-65142
T45Jenny Shin-274-68142
T45Brittany Lincicome-273-69142
T45Pornanong Phatlum-273-69142
T45Katherine Perry-Hamski-272-70142
T45Ariya Jutanugarn-272-70142
T45Moriya Jutanugarn-272-70142
T45Nelly Korda-272-70142
T45Wichanee Meechai-272-70142
T45Isi Gabsa-271-71142
T45Lindsey Weaver-Wright-271-71142
T45Amy Yang-270-72142
T45Ayaka Furue-270-72142
T45Pernilla Lindberg-269-73142
T45Anna Nordqvist-269-73142
T45Giulia Molinaro-268-74142
T61Fatima Fernandez Cano-174-69143
T61Yealimi Noh-174-69143
T61Jodi Ewart Shadoff-172-71143
T61Dana Finkelstein-172-71143
T61Aditi Ashok-172-71143
T61Carlota Ciganda-172-71143
T61Lilia Vu-171-72143
T61Paula Reto-171-72143
T61Ruixin Liu-171-72143
T61Pajaree Anannarukarn-170-73143
T61Rachel Rohanna-170-73143
T61Alison Lee-169-74143
T61Annie Park-169-74143
Yuka SasoCUT77-67144
Stephanie MeadowCUT73-71144
Albane ValenzuelaCUT73-71144
Katherine KirkCUT72-72144
Andrea LeeCUT71-73144
Sophia SchubertCUT69-75144
Ana BelacCUT69-75144
Sarah KempCUT74-71145
Alana UriellCUT73-72145
Agathe LaisneCUT72-73145
Frida KinhultCUT72-73145
Cristie KerrCUT71-74145
Ally EwingCUT69-76145
Dewi WeberCUT69-76145
Hee Young ParkCUT68-77145
Maude-Aimee LeblancCUT67-78145
Casey DanielsonCUT77-69146
Jennifer SongCUT76-70146
Maria FassiCUT75-71146
Mel ReidCUT75-71146
Jennifer KupchoCUT74-72146
Muni HeCUT74-72146
Gerina Michelle MendozaCUT74-72146
Lauren CoughlinCUT73-73146
Ashleigh BuhaiCUT72-74146
Lauren KimCUT76-71147
Morgane MetrauxCUT75-72147
Gaby LopezCUT73-74147
Yu LiuCUT73-74147
Jenny ColemanCUT72-75147
Emily Kristine PedersenCUT72-75147
Mina HarigaeCUT72-75147
Jeongeun LeeCUT70-77147
Christina KimCUT75-73148
Sophia PopovCUT74-74148
Peiyun ChienCUT74-74148
Mirim LeeCUT72-76148
Haeji KangCUT72-76148
Laura DaviesCUT75-74149
Amanda DohertyCUT76-74150
Brittany LangCUT73-78151
Jaye Marie GreenCUT76-76152
Esther HenseleitCUT74-78152
Allison EmreyCUT74-81155
Na Yeon ChoiCUT79-77156
Angel YinCUT81-77158
Jessica KordaW/D
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