Marathon Classic R2

Sei Young Kim takes 1-shot lead into weekend

July 11-14
Highland Meadows Golf Club, Sylvania, Ohio
$1,750,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

Sei Young Kim take a one-stroke lead over U.S. Women’s Open champion Jeongeun Lee6 with a second round 7-under 64.


Kim shot four straight birdies from the third to the sixth holes and also birdied the par-4 12th and 15th holes and the par-5 18th to get to 11-under 131 at Highland Meadows Golf Club. The South Korean player won her eighth Tour title at the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship in May.

“My play wasn’t good the last two weeks,” Kim said. “I’m just trying to do my best this week. So, I’m very happy with the (better) result than I expected.

Lee6 shot her second straight 66, and birdied two of the last three holes.

“It was pretty good,” Lee6 said. “The greens were not too soft, not too firm. It was so easy to play with my second shot in order to control my shots. Satisfied with it.”


Lexi Thompson, Stacy Lewis and Jennifer Kupcho were 9 under. Kupcho shot 66, Thompson 67, and Lewis 68, with Lewis playing alongside Kim the first two days.

“I love it,” Lewis said. “It was pressure at first, but now it’s fun. It’s nice having the crew out there behind me and give them something to cheer about this year, which is awesome.”

Kupcho is making her sixth tour start as a pro. The former Wake Forest star won the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur in April.

“I’m hitting the ball really good this week, reading the putts well, and putting good rolls on them,” Kupcho said.

She parred the par-5 17th and 18th after birdieing three of the previous four holes.

Thompson is coming off a two-week break.

“I just took yesterday’s round and came into today with the same confidence and same mindset,” Thompson said. “Just firing at pins and focusing on one shot at a time. I feel good with where my game is at. It was perfect weather. Couldn’t ask for anything better.”

Yealimi Noh, the 17-year-old from California who tied for sixth last week in Wisconsin in her LPGA Tour debut, missing the cut with rounds of 73 and 72. She played on a sponsor exemption after Monday qualifying last week.


Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Sei Young Kim
-11
67
64
131
2
Jeongeun Lee6
-10
66
66
132
T3
Jennifer Kupcho
-9
67
66
133
T3
Lexi Thompson
-9
66
67
133
T3
Stacy Lewis
-9
65
68
133
T6
Carlota Ciganda
-8
66
68
134
T6
Clariss Guce
-8
66
68
134
T6
Youngin Chun
-8
64
70
134
T9
Caroline Masson
-7
65
70
135
T9
Azahara Munoz
-7
65
70
135
T11
Christina Kim
-6
68
68
136
T11
Ashleigh Buhai
-6
67
69
136
T11
Cheyenne Knight
-6
67
69
136
T11
Alena Sharp
-6
64
72
136
T15
Stephanie Meadow
-5
71
66
137
T15
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
-5
70
67
137
T15
Tiffany Joh
-5
70
67
137
T15
Brooke M. Henderson
-5
67
70
137
T15
Jenny Haglund
-5
65
72
137
T20
Elizabeth Szokol
-4
71
67
138
T20
Jing Yan
-4
70
68
138
T20
Sakura Yokomine
-4
70
68
138
T20
Emma Talley
-4
70
68
138
T20
Brittany Altomare
-4
69
69
138
T20
Su Oh
-4
69
69
138
T20
Alison Lee
-4
69
69
138
T20
Ruixin Liu
-4
68
70
138
T20
Pavarisa Yoktuan
-4
68
70
138
T20
Ayako Uehara
-4
68
70
138
T20
Linnea Strom
-4
67
71
138
T20
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
-4
67
71
138
T20
Alana Uriell
-4
67
71
138
T33
Dana Finkelstein
-3
70
69
139
T33
Becca Huffer
-3
70
69
139
T33
Wichanee Meechai
-3
70
69
139
T33
Sandra Changkija
-3
69
70
139
T33
Karine Icher
-3
68
71
139
T38
Angela Stanford
-2
74
66
140
T38
Jessica Porvasnik
-2
72
68
140
T38
Annie Park
-2
71
69
140
T38
Jeong Eun Lee
-2
71
69
140
T38
Xiyu Lin
-2
71
69
140
T38
Anne van Dam
-2
71
69
140
T38
Austin Ernst
-2
70
70
140
T38
Brianna Do
-2
70
70
140
T38
Wei-Ling Hsu
-2
70
70
140
T38
Paula Creamer
-2
69
71
140
T38
Kelly Tan
-2
69
71
140
T38
Tiffany Chan
-2
69
71
140
T38
Haru Nomura
-2
68
72
140
T51
Dori Carter
-1
73
68
141
T51
Kim Kaufman
-1
73
68
141
T51
Mariajo Uribe
-1
72
69
141
T51
Gemma Dryburgh
-1
72
69
141
T51
Simin Feng
-1
71
70
141
T51
Caroline Hedwall
-1
71
70
141
T51
Min Lee
-1
71
70
141
T51
Laura Gonzalez Escallon
-1
70
71
141
T51
Charlotte Thomas
-1
70
71
141
T51
Mirim Lee
-1
69
72
141
T51
Minjee Lee
-1
69
72
141
T51
Jaye Marie Green
-1
68
73
141
T51
Aditi Ashok
-1
67
74
141
T64
Erica Shepherd (a)
E
72
70
142
T64
Marissa Steen
E
72
70
142
T64
Lee Lopez
E
71
71
142
T64
Jasmine Suwannapura
E
70
72
142
T64
Giulia Molinaro
E
68
74
142
T69
Lauren Kim
1
74
69
143
T69
So Yeon Ryu
1
73
70
143
T69
Alison Walshe
1
72
71
143
T69
Chella Choi
1
72
71
143
T69
Sarah Schmelzel
1
72
71
143
T69
Katherine Perry
1
72
71
143
T69
Cheyenne Woods
1
71
72
143
T69
Jacqui Concolino
1
70
73
143
T69
Olafia Kristinsdottir
1
68
75
143
T78
Lindsey Weaver
2
75
69
144
T78
Kendall Dye
2
74
70
144
T78
Maria Torres
2
74
70
144
T78
Celine Herbin
2
73
71
144
T78
Sophia Popov
2
73
71
144
T78
Cydney Clanton
2
72
72
144
T78
Na Yeon Choi
2
72
72
144
T78
Maria Fassi
2
72
72
144
T78
Ashli Bunch
2
71
73
144
T78
Mi Jung Hur
2
71
73
144
T78
Madelene Sagstrom
2
71
73
144
T78
Dottie Ardina
2
71
73
144
T90
Lilia Vu
3
77
68
145
T90
Muni He
3
75
70
145
T90
Louise Ridderstrom
3
74
71
145
T90
Yealimi Noh
3
73
72
145
T90
Daniela Darquea
3
72
73
145
T90
Kris Tamulis
3
72
73
145
T90
Luna Sobron Galmes
3
72
73
145
T90
Robyn Choi
3
72
73
145
T90
Kristy McPherson
3
71
74
145
T90
Anne-Catherine Tanguay
3
71
74
145
T90
Morgan Pressel
3
70
75
145
T90
Kasey Miller
3
70
75
145
T102
Haeji Kang
4
74
72
146
T102
Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong
4
73
73
146
T102
Dani Holmqvist
4
72
74
146
T102
Laura Diaz
4
71
75
146
T102
Anna Redding
4
70
76
146
T107
Sarah Burnham
5
76
71
147
T107
Jimin Kang
5
74
73
147
T107
Allie White
5
73
74
147
T107
Suzuka Yamaguchi
5
73
74
147
T107
P.K. Kongkraphan
5
72
75
147
T107
Emily Kristine Pedersen
5
71
76
147
T107
Lizzie Win (a)
5
70
77
147
T114
Min-G Kim
6
75
73
148
T114
Karen Chung
6
74
74
148
T114
Natalie Gulbis
6
74
74
148
T114
Virginia Elena Carta (a)
6
72
76
148
T114
Jaclyn Lee
6
69
79
148
T119
Mina Harigae
7
75
74
149
T119
Erynne Lee
7
74
75
149
T119
Cindy LaCrosse
7
74
75
149
T119
Becky Morgan
7
72
77
149
T119
Lee-Anne Pace
7
72
77
149
T124
Maddie McCrary
8
79
71
150
T124
Paula Reto
8
76
74
150
T124
Rachel Rohanna
8
74
76
150
T124
Peiyun Chien
8
73
77
150
T128
Louise Stahle
9
78
73
151
T128
Silvia Cavalleri
9
75
76
151
T128
Isi Gabsa
9
73
78
151
131
Stephanie Kono
11
78
75
153
132
Kris Tschetter
12
81
73
154
133
Kim Williams
15
77
80
157
WD
Mi Hyang Lee
69
WD
Lizette Salas
76
WD
Amelia Lewis
79
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