LPGA Drive On Championship R2

Austin Ernst & Jennifer Kupcho tied for the lead at 10-under

March 04-07
Golden Ocala Golf Club, Ocala, Florida
$1,500,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4




Austin Ernst and Jennifer Kupcho kept it consistent and both shot their second consecutive 5-under 67s to share the lead heading into the weekend in the LPGA Tour’s Drive On Championship.


Kupcho, having recovered from the blurred vision caused by her migraine on Thursday, fired six birdies and a single bogey at the par-4 16th.

“I’m feeling a lot better today. I would say yesterday was pretty rough. Yeah, the whole back nine I just pretty much wanted to get off the golf course and go lay down. It was definitely a rough day, but was able to get through it well so that was helpful.”



Ernst, a two-time winner on Tour, kept her round bogey-free.

“Fairways were a little bouncy this afternoon so got a few more wedges,” said Ernst. “You get quite a few wedge opportunities, so you have to take advantage of it with how firm the greens are.”


The best round of the day belonged to Carlota Ciganda who played a bogey-free 65 to reach 8-under and lies two shots behind the leaders.

Ciganda’s playing partner, Laura Davies, is playing on a World Golf Hall of Fame exemption.



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“I’m still a decent ball-striker,” said Davies. “My nerves let me down more than my game. So that’s why I’m still here playing, because I can hit the shots. It’s just hitting them in the right order. That’s the problem.”

Nelly Korda, who was tied for the lead alongside Kupcho and Ernst after the first round, is in fourth place at 7-under after firing three birdies and a bogey at the par-4 10th for a 70.





Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
T1
Austin Ernst *
-10
67
67
134
T1
Jennifer Kupcho *
-10
67
67
134
3
Carlota Ciganda
-8
71
65
136
4
Nelly Korda *
-7
67
70
137
5
Jenny Coleman
-5
70
69
139
T6
Ashleigh Buhai *
-4
70
70
140
T6
Jaye Marie Green
-4
68
72
140
T6
Yu Liu
-4
70
70
140
T6
Leona Maguire *
-4
69
71
140
T6
Patty Tavatanakit
-4
70
70
140
T11
Mi Jung Hur *
-3
69
72
141
T11
Megan Khang *
-3
69
72
141
T11
Katherine Kirk *
-3
69
72
141
T11
Cheyenne Knight *
-3
71
70
141
T11
Lydia Ko
-3
69
72
141
T11
Gaby Lopez
-3
69
72
141
T17
Lindy Duncan *
-2
69
73
142
T17
Danielle Kang *
-2
72
70
142
T17
Sei Young Kim
-2
72
70
142
T17
Xiyu Lin *
-2
72
70
142
T17
Ryann O’Toole
-2
71
71
142
T17
Jennifer Song *
-2
70
72
142
T17
Jing Yan
-2
68
74
142
T24
Brittany Altomare *
-1
70
73
143
T24
In Gee Chun *
-1
70
73
143
T24
Brooke M. Henderson
-1
74
69
143
T24
Cristie Kerr *
-1
74
69
143
T24
Bronte Law
-1
70
73
143
T24
Annie Park *
-1
71
72
143
T24
Mariah Stackhouse *
-1
69
74
143
T24
Lexi Thompson
-1
74
69
143
T24
Albane Valenzuela *
-1
70
73
143
T33
Jennifer Chang
E
73
71
144
T33
Laura Davies
E
75
69
144
T33
Ally Ewing
E
71
73
144
T33
Charley Hull *
E
74
70
144
T33
Tiffany Joh *
E
73
71
144
T33
Sarah Kemp
E
72
72
144
T33
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
E
73
71
144
T33
Jessica Korda *
E
69
75
144
T33
Stacy Lewis *
E
71
73
144
T33
Anna Nordqvist *
E
74
70
144
T33
Sophia Popov
E
74
70
144
T33
Mel Reid *
E
70
74
144
T45
Aditi Ashok *
1
72
73
145
T45
Perrine Delacour
1
71
74
145
T45
Dana Finkelstein *
1
75
70
145
T45
Kristen Gillman
1
75
70
145
T45
Mina Harigae
1
74
71
145
T45
Eun-Hee Ji
1
75
70
145
T45
Haeji Kang *
1
73
72
145
T45
Jaclyn Lee *
1
74
71
145
T45
Caroline Masson
1
70
75
145
T45
Hee Young Park *
1
73
72
145
T45
Sarah Schmelzel
1
71
74
145
T45
Elizabeth Szokol
1
72
73
145
T45
Angel Yin
1
71
74
145
T58
Nicole Broch Larsen
2
72
74
146
T58
Cydney Clanton *
2
74
72
146
T58
Daniela Darquea
2
72
74
146
T58
Georgia Hall *
2
74
72
146
T58
Dani Holmqvist *
2
70
76
146
T58
Jeongeun Lee6
2
69
77
146
T58
Stephanie Meadow
2
71
75
146
T58
Wichanee Meechai
2
73
73
146
T58
Haley Moore *
2
75
71
146
T58
Yealimi Noh *
2
74
72
146
T58
Jane Park *
2
70
76
146
T58
Sung Hyun Park
2
73
73
146
T58
Jenny Shin *
2
74
72
146
T58
Lindsey Weaver *
2
72
74
146
The Following Players Failed To Make The Cut ( +2 )
CUT
Celine Boutier
3
73
74
147
CUT
Sarah Burnham
3
73
74
147
CUT
Sandra Gal
3
76
71
147
CUT
Jiwon Jeon
3
73
74
147
CUT
Jin Young Ko
3
75
72
147
CUT
Mi Hyang Lee
3
75
72
147
CUT
Haru Nomura
3
75
72
147
CUT
Laura Restrepo
3
76
71
147
CUT
Angela Stanford
3
75
72
147
CUT
Marina Alex
4
74
74
148
CUT
Ssu-Chia Cheng
4
72
76
148
CUT
Azahara Munoz
4
73
75
148
CUT
Madelene Sagstrom
4
71
77
148
CUT
Lizette Salas
4
75
73
148
CUT
Alena Sharp
4
75
73
148
CUT
Lauren Stephenson
4
74
74
148
CUT
Anne van Dam
4
72
76
148
CUT
Pajaree Anannarukarn
5
74
75
149
CUT
Wei-Ling Hsu
5
73
76
149
CUT
Caroline Inglis
5
75
74
149
CUT
Brittany Lincicome
5
76
73
149
CUT
Mind Muangkhumsakul
5
72
77
149
CUT
Pornanong Phatlum
5
75
74
149
CUT
Robynn Ree
5
74
75
149
CUT
Jasmine Suwannapura
5
74
75
149
CUT
Maria Torres
5
74
75
149
CUT
Nasa Hataoka
6
75
75
150
CUT
Esther Henseleit
6
74
76
150
CUT
Giulia Molinaro
6
81
69
150
CUT
Gerina Piller
6
77
73
150
CUT
Linnea Strom
6
79
71
150
CUT
Amy Yang
6
76
74
150
CUT
Suzuka Yamaguchi
7
76
75
151
CUT
Jillian Hollis
8
76
76
152
CUT
Esther Lee
8
76
76
152
CUT
Liz Nagel
8
73
79
152
CUT
Chella Choi
9
76
77
153
CUT
Brittany Lang
9
74
79
153
CUT
Tiffany Chan
10
71
83
154
CUT
Maria Fassi
10
76
78
154
CUT
Caroline Hedwall
10
79
75
154
CUT
Pernilla Lindberg
11
78
77
155
CUT
Sarah Jane Smith
11
77
78
155
CUT
Jackie Stoelting
11
78
77
155
CUT
Muni He
12
82
74
156
CUT
Marissa Steen
12
76
80
156
CUT
Emma Talley
12
76
80
156
CUT
Alana Uriell
13
79
78
157
CUT
Katherine Perry-Hamski
14
79
79
158
* Player started on the back nine
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