LPGA Drive On Championship R1

Jennifer Song and Danielle Kang take lead in Georgia

October 22-25
Reynolds Lake Oconee, Great Waters Course, Greensboro, Georgia
$1,300,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4




Jennifer Song and Danielle Kang shot 7-under 65s to take the lead of the LPGA Drive On Championship – Reynolds Lake Oconee in Georgia.

Kang is the only player to have won twice this season and has been hard at work on the greens.


“Recently just like my friends have been helping me out with my putting and I saw another putting coach, so I think having putts drop for me just kept me going and kept the good feel — I don’t know,” said Kang. “I’m trying. I’m trying.” 

Song’s front nine 31 ties her season-best nine hole score, only marred by one bogey on the fifth hole.


“I feel great. This course is really tough and in the afternoon the greens got really crusty, so there was a lot of calculation. The wind picked up a little bit so it was kind of confusing, but I managed it pretty well. I’m really happy about 7-under par today. I didn’t think that was possible to shoot that score out there, but I had a great round.”

In third place at 6-under is Ally McDonald, who has had two T13 finished in her last Tour events and carded six birdies in Greensboro.


“I mean, overall I’ve been playing really solid. I feel like I drive the ball well. I rely heavily on my ball striking. And then today I was just able to get some putts to fall, which is — that’s good to see. It’s what I been working the most on, just trying to see the ball go in the hole. I feel like I’ve been hitting really good putts but they just haven’t been going in. That helps when you hit the ball close, which my ball-strike was probably one of the best days I’ve had this year.” 

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Two-time major champion Ariya Jutanugarn hit the water and bogeyed her last hole but still shot 5-under to tie for fourth place with Lindsey Weaver.

Her 67 was her lowest 18-hole score since her 66 at the 2019 CME Group Tour Championship. 

“I would say I love here. Like the weather is like perfect to play golf the golf course is like the most beautiful I ever see. Just have to the thank the LPGA put everything together and have chance to come here. Soon as we got here we rent a house and my sister say, I think we should move here. They love here to much. When I play around this nice golf course just make me so joy, so happy, and can’t be better.”





Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
T1
Danielle Kang
-7
65
T1
Jennifer Song
-7
65
3
Ally McDonald
-6
66
T4
Ariya Jutanugarn
-5
67
T4
Lindsey Weaver
-5
67
T6
Pernilla Lindberg
-4
68
T6
Bianca Pagdanganan
-4
68
T6
Marissa Steen
-4
68
T9
Celine Boutier
-3
69
T9
Matilda Castren
-3
69
T9
Chella Choi
-3
69
T9
Lauren Coughlin
-3
69
T9
Perrine Delacour
-3
69
T9
Mel Reid
-3
69
T15
Pajaree Anannarukarn
-2
70
T15
Kristen Gillman
-2
70
T15
Jennifer Kupcho
-2
70
T15
Minjee Lee
-2
70
T15
Stacy Lewis
-2
70
T15
Gaby Lopez
-2
70
T15
Robynn Ree
-2
70
T15
Alena Sharp
-2
70
T15
Mariah Stackhouse
-2
70
T15
Emma Talley
-2
70
T15
Kelly Tan
-2
70
T26
Brittany Altomare
-1
71
T26
Lindy Duncan
-1
71
T26
Haeji Kang
-1
71
T26
Kim Kaufman
-1
71
T26
Megan Khang
-1
71
T26
Christina Kim
-1
71
T26
Lydia Ko
-1
71
T26
Brittany Lang
-1
71
T26
Esther Lee
-1
71
T26
Caroline Masson
-1
71
T26
Haley Moore
-1
71
T26
Su Oh
-1
71
T26
Morgan Pressel
-1
71
T26
Jenny Shin
-1
71
T26
Jasmine Suwannapura
-1
71
T26
Elizabeth Szokol
-1
71
T26
Lexi Thompson
-1
71
T26
Ayako Uehara
-1
71
T26
Alana Uriell
-1
71
T45
Ashleigh Buhai
E
72
T45
Daniela Darquea
E
72
T45
Brianna Do
E
72
T45
Mina Harigae
E
72
T45
Jiwon Jeon
E
72
T45
Eun-Hee Ji
E
72
T45
Tiffany Joh
E
72
T45
Katherine Kirk
E
72
T45
Cheyenne Knight
E
72
T45
Min Seo Kwak
E
72
T45
Brittany Lincicome
E
72
T45
Yealimi Noh
E
72
T45
Amy Olson
E
72
T45
Gerina Piller
E
72
T45
Sophia Popov
E
72
T45
Sarah Schmelzel
E
72
T45
Angela Stanford
E
72
T45
Patty Tavatanakit
E
72
T45
Angel Yin
E
72
T64
Carlota Ciganda
1
73
T64
Maria Fassi
1
73
T64
Linnea Johansson
1
73
T64
Cristie Kerr
1
73
T64
Wichanee Meechai
1
73
T64
Liz Nagel
1
73
T70
Jennifer Chang
2
74
T70
Julieta Granada
2
74
T70
Jaye Marie Green
2
74
T70
Hannah Green
2
74
T70
Jessica Korda
2
74
T70
Xiyu Lin
2
74
T70
Leona Maguire
2
74
T70
Stephanie Meadow
2
74
T70
Ryann O’Toole
2
74
T70
Annie Park
2
74
T70
Pornanong Phatlum
2
74
T70
Louise Ridderstrom
2
74
T70
Anne van Dam
2
74
Projected Cut: ( +2 )
T83
Austin Ernst
3
75
T83
Moriya Jutanugarn
3
75
T83
Andrea Lee
3
75
T83
Azahara Munoz
3
75
T83
Lizette Salas
3
75
T83
Sarah Jane Smith
3
75
T83
Linnea Strom
3
75
T83
Jing Yan
3
75
T91
Sarah Burnham
4
76
T91
Sarah Kemp
4
76
T91
Yu Liu
4
76
T91
Yujeong Son
4
76
T91
Jackie Stoelting
4
76
T91
Charlotte Thomas
4
76
T97
Jenny Coleman
5
77
T97
Dana Finkelstein
5
77
T97
Jillian Hollis
5
77
T97
Juli Inkster
5
77
T97
Lauren Stephenson
5
77
T97
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
5
77
T103
Giulia Molinaro
6
78
T103
Mind Muangkhumsakul
6
78
T105
Lee Lopez
7
79
T105
Maia Schechter
7
79
T107
Jaclyn Lee
8
80
T107
Klara Spilkova
8
80
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