LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship - R2

Hull in the mix as So Yeon Ryu takes lead at Lake Merced

May 02-05
Lake Merced Golf Club, Daly City, California
$1,800,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

Charley Hull is two shots off the pace on a crowded leaderboard at the halfway stage of the LPGA Mediheal Championship in California.

England’s 23-year-old, who carded an opening 69, fired three birdies and a solitary bogey to produce a second-round 70 and sit in a tie for fourth on five under.


South Korea’s So Yeon Ryu also shot a two-under 70 – mixing three birdies with just the one dropped shot – to sit alone at the top of the leaderboard on seven under, one shot ahead of compatriot Sei Young Kim and American Ryann O’Toole.

Kim signed for a blemish-free 66 at Lake Merced, while O’Toole set the 18-hole tournament record with a bogey-free seven-under 65, a score matched by He Yong Choi who makes up the five-strong pack in fourth alongside Hull.

“I like more challenging golf courses, harder, like, firmer, longer, faster,” O’Toole told the LPGA Tour.

“To me, it’s more of a shot-making golf course. And I think it doesn’t put the pressure on, like oh, it’s a birdie fest. I don’t think that’s ever been really my style of golf. So, I think when you’re patient and you’re rewarded for pars, I feel like that eases me a bit more versus if you’re not making birdies on every hole, you feel like you’re behind.”

Player Notes

Rolex Rankings No. 9 So Yeon Ryu (67-70)

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Ryu’s 137 is the lowest 36-hole of her 2019 LPGA Tour season; she previously shot 139 at the LOTTE Championship, where she finished T3

She hit 11 of 14 fairways and 12 of 18 greens

Ryu is in her eighth season on the LPGA Tour; she has six career victories, including major titles at the 2011 U.S. Women’s Open (as a non-Member) and the 2017 ANA Inspiration

This is Ryu’s seventh event of the 2019 LPGA Tour season; she finished T9 at the LOTTE Championship and T19 at the HUGEL-AIR PREMIA LA Open

At the inaugural LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship in 2018, she finished T18

At the 2016 Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic, a separate LPGA event held at Lake Merced Golf Club, Ryu finished solo fifth

She was the 2012 Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year


Rolex Rankings No. 61 Ryann O’Toole (73-65)

O’Toole’s second-round 65 sets the tournament single-round scoring record, along with a 65 today from sponsor invite He Yong Choi

Her 65 is the lowest round of her 2019 LPGA Tour season; she previously shot 68 three times, most recently in the first round of the LOTTE Championship

Her 65 is also tied for the second-lowest round of her LPGA Tour career; she shot a 63 in the third round of the 2018 Evian Championship and has five other 65s, most recently in the final round of the 2018 Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G 

She hit 11 of 14 fairways and 17 of 18 greens with seven birdies

O’Toole is in her ninth season on the LPGA Tour; her best finish is third at the 2018 Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship presented by CTBC

This is O’Toole’s ninth event of the 2019 LPGA Tour season; her best finish is T36 at the Kia Classic

At the inaugural LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship in 2018, she finished T11

O’Toole played in the 2014-2016 Swinging Skirts LPGA Classics, a separate LPGA event held at Lake Merced Golf Club, finishing T59 (2014), T33 (2015) and T15 (2016)

She represented the United States at the 2011 Solheim Cup, posting a 2-0-2 record

She is a 2009 graduate of UCLA with a degree in Sociology


Rolex Rankings No. 15 Sei Young Kim (72-66)

Kim’s second-round 66 is tied for the lowest round of her 2019 LPGA Tour season; she also shot a 66 in the final round of last week’s HUGEL-AIR PREMIA LA Open

She hit 11 of 14 fairways and 15 of 18 greens

Kim is in her fifth season on the LPGA Tour; she has seven career victories, most recently at the 2018 Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic, where she set the LPGA’s 72-hole scoring record at 31-under 257

This is Kim’s eighth event of the 2019 LPGA Tour season; she finished second at last week’s HUGEL-AIR PREMIA LA Open

At the inaugural LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship in 2018, she finished T37

At the 2015 Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic, a separate LPGA event held at Lake Merced Golf Club, Kim finished T9

Kim represented the Republic of Korea at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil, where she finished T25

She was the 2015 Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year

Tournament Scoring Records

18 holes: 65 (-7) Ryann O’Toole, second round, 2019; He Yong Choi, second round, 2019
36 holes: 135 (-9), Jessica Korda, 2018
54 holes: 205 (-11), Lydia Ko, 2018
72 holes: 276 (-12), Lydia Ko, 2018; Minjee Lee, 2018


Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
So Yeon Ryu
-7
67
70
137
T2
Ryann O’Toole
-6
73
65
138
T2
Sei Young Kim
-6
72
66
138
T4
He Yong Choi
-5
74
65
139
T4
Na Yeon Choi
-5
72
67
139
T4
Inbee Park
-5
70
69
139
T4
Charley Hull
-5
69
70
139
T4
Eun-Hee Ji
-5
67
72
139
T9
Shanshan Feng
-4
73
67
140
T9
Chella Choi
-4
72
68
140
T9
Louise Ridderstrom
-4
71
69
140
T9
Maria Torres
-4
69
71
140
T9
In Gee Chun
-4
69
71
140
T9
Peiyun Chien
-4
68
72
140
T15
Megan Khang
-3
75
66
141
T15
Bronte Law
-3
73
68
141
T17
Yu Liu
-2
76
66
142
T17
Dottie Ardina
-2
72
70
142
T17
Azahara Munoz
-2
69
73
142
T17
Amy Yang
-2
68
74
142
T21
Laetitia Beck
-1
74
69
143
T21
Jeongeun Lee6
-1
74
69
143
T21
Lexi Thompson
-1
73
70
143
T21
Jaclyn Lee
-1
72
71
143
T21
Klara Spilkova
-1
72
71
143
T21
Anne-Catherine Tanguay
-1
72
71
143
T21
In-Kyung Kim
-1
72
71
143
T21
Angela Stanford
-1
71
72
143
T21
Amy Olson
-1
70
73
143
T21
Sarah Schmelzel
-1
70
73
143
T31
Charlotte Thomas
E
74
70
144
T31
Brittany Lincicome
E
74
70
144
T31
Dana Finkelstein
E
73
71
144
T31
Haeji Kang
E
73
71
144
T31
Danielle Kang
E
73
71
144
T31
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
E
73
71
144
T31
Jenny Shin
E
71
73
144
T31
Moriya Jutanugarn
E
69
75
144
T31
Celine Boutier
E
68
76
144
T31
Anne van Dam
E
67
77
144
T41
Minjee Lee
1
76
69
145
T41
Jasmine Suwannapura
1
76
69
145
T41
Hannah Green
1
75
70
145
T41
Carlota Ciganda
1
74
71
145
T41
Lizette Salas
1
74
71
145
T41
Daniela Darquea
1
74
71
145
T41
Emma Talley
1
73
72
145
T41
Austin Ernst
1
72
73
145
T41
Cristie Kerr
1
72
73
145
T41
Pernilla Lindberg
1
72
73
145
T41
Mariah Stackhouse
1
72
73
145
T41
Kristen Gillman
1
71
74
145
T41
Ariya Jutanugarn
1
71
74
145
T54
Caroline Masson
2
76
70
146
T54
Lydia Ko
2
75
71
146
T54
Karine Icher
2
74
72
146
T54
Marina Alex
2
74
72
146
T54
Jennifer Song
2
74
72
146
T54
Jing Yan
2
73
73
146
T54
Brittany Altomare
2
73
73
146
T54
Brianna Do
2
73
73
146
T54
Suzuka Yamaguchi
2
73
73
146
T54
Mi Hyang Lee
2
72
74
146
T54
Cheyenne Knight
2
72
74
146
T54
Gerina Piller
2
71
75
146
T54
Morgan Pressel
2
70
76
146
T67
Da Yeon Lee
3
79
68
147
T67
Alena Sharp
3
76
71
147
T67
Mariajo Uribe
3
76
71
147
T67
Ashleigh Buhai
3
75
72
147
T67
Mina Harigae
3
75
72
147
T67
Wei-Ling Hsu
3
74
73
147
T67
Hee Young Park
3
74
73
147
T67
Aditi Ashok
3
74
73
147
T67
Pavarisa Yoktuan
3
74
73
147
T67
Linnea Strom
3
73
74
147
T67
Kendall Dye
3
72
75
147
T78
Pornanong Phatlum
4
78
70
148
T78
Annie Park
4
77
71
148
T78
Tiffany Joh
4
75
73
148
T78
Ruixin Liu
4
75
73
148
T78
A-Yean Cho
4
74
74
148
T78
Angel Yin
4
73
75
148
T78
Gaby Lopez
4
73
75
148
T78
Madelene Sagstrom
4
73
75
148
T78
Gemma Dryburgh
4
72
76
148
T78
Brooke M. Henderson
4
72
76
148
T88
Tiffany Chan
5
77
72
149
T88
Clariss Guce
5
77
72
149
T88
Ally McDonald
5
76
73
149
T88
Stephanie Meadow
5
75
74
149
T88
Sophia Popov
5
75
74
149
T88
Lauren Kim
5
74
75
149
T88
Kim Kaufman
5
74
75
149
T88
Jaye Marie Green
5
73
76
149
T96
Lindy Duncan
6
78
72
150
T96
Catriona Matthew
6
75
75
150
T96
Ayako Uehara
6
75
75
150
T96
Nicole Broch Larsen
6
74
76
150
T96
Jenny Haglund
6
74
76
150
T96
Lee Lopez
6
74
76
150
T96
Brittany Lang
6
74
76
150
T96
Beatriz Recari
6
73
77
150
T104
Alison Lee
7
77
74
151
T104
Dani Holmqvist
7
76
75
151
T104
Chae Eun2 Lee
7
75
76
151
T104
Maddie McCrary
7
75
76
151
T104
Katherine Kirk
7
75
76
151
T104
Mel Reid
7
74
77
151
T110
Brittany Marchand
8
80
72
152
T110
Jessica Korda
8
79
73
152
T110
Laura Gonzalez Escallon
8
77
75
152
T110
Xiyu Lin
8
76
76
152
T110
Mirim Lee
8
75
77
152
T110
Elizabeth Szokol
8
75
77
152
T116
Mi Jung Hur
9
79
74
153
T116
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
9
76
77
153
T116
Dori Carter
9
76
77
153
T116
Jane Park
9
75
78
153
T116
Kristy McPherson
9
75
78
153
T121
Muni He
10
78
76
154
T121
Anna Nordqvist
10
78
76
154
T121
Sandra Changkija
10
78
76
154
T121
Paula Creamer
10
76
78
154
T121
Robyn Choi
10
75
79
154
T121
Isi Gabsa
10
74
80
154
T121
Sarah Burnham
10
73
81
154
T121
Wichanee Meechai
10
73
81
154
T129
Becca Huffer
11
79
76
155
T129
Su Oh
11
79
76
155
T129
Haru Nomura
11
78
77
155
T129
Stacy Lewis
11
76
79
155
T129
Jacqui Concolino
11
76
79
155
T129
Lindsey Weaver
11
73
82
155
135
Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong
12
76
80
156
T136
Youngin Chun
14
81
77
158
T136
Christina Kim
14
80
78
158
T136
Joanna Klatten
14
79
79
158
T136
Celine Herbin
14
79
79
158
T136
Marissa Steen
14
79
79
158
WD
Sandra Gal
79
WD
Lilia Vu
79
WD
Alana Uriell
81
WD
Lee-Anne Pace
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