Meijer LPGA Classic R2

Leona Maguire takes 3-shot lead in Michigan

Meijer Classic 2021 R2
June 17-20
Blythefield Country Club, Grand Rapids, Michigan
$2,300,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

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LPGA Tour rookie Leona Maguire made two bogeys on Friday but they almost didn’t matter, overwhelmed by eight birdies and an eagle at the par-5 8th. Maguire closed with an 8-under 64 to take a three shot lead in the Meijer Classic for Simply Give at Blythefield Country Club.


Meijer Classic 2021 R2

“I knew there were some low ones out there this morning. When I looked at the leaderboard before I went out, I had gone from first to 15th I think, so I knew I had to start picking up some ground early and get some birdies on the board. You know you have to go low. There is not really time to look around or even look behind. It’s sort of keep your foot down and keep going, make as many birdies as you can.

“You can’t really protect a lead. You can’t just try to make pars. You have to sort of go for everything and hit a lot of fairways out here. It’s tough when you get in the rough. I knew all about that on [Nos.] 1 and 2. Lot of fairways, lot of greens, and hopefully I can keep the putter hot this weekend.”


Meijer Classic 2021 R2

Su Oh shot a bogey-free 7-under 65 to reach 12-under. Oh has had three top-15 finishes in her previous four starts, including two top-5s.

“It [Blythefield] has been quite nice to me. I hope it stays that way this weekend. They moved a couple tee boxes up and the par-5s are gettable. I set myself up in the right places to have good chances. I only missed two greens [in regulation]. Actually holed a bomb on No. 2 I think, like 60 feet. I was like, ‘Oh, here comes a bogey,’ but it went in to my surprise. Other than that, no hiccups. I guess the last one I had a six-foot putt to make par. That was about it. Tap-in pars, which is lovely.”


Meijer Classic 2021 R2

Lindy Duncan also shot a 65 and lies one shot behind in solo third place.

Mina Harigae, Brittany Altomare, Lizette Salas and Nelly Korda are tied for fourth at 10-under after each carded a 66 on Friday alongside Anna Nordqvist who shot 67

“I ended up getting off to a good start, made a putt from the fringe on the first hole,” said Nordqvist. “Started finding a rhythm, hit a lot of good puts and ended up making a few. At the turn, started to get really windy, so I don’t know if I just focused a little more or what. The last six or seven holes, I felt really good about my game and I’ve had good speed [on my putts] this week.”

72 players made the cut of 3-under and due to the threat of inclement weather in the greater Grand Rapids area on Saturday, the third round will feature split-tee action and groups of three beginning at 7:30 a.m. ET.

Meijer Classic 2021 R2

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Pos.
Player
To Par
Scores
Total
1
Leona Maguire
-15
65-64
129
2
Su Oh
-12
67-65
132
3
Lindy Duncan
-11
68-65
133
T4
Mina Harigae
-10
68-66
134
T4
Brittany Altomare
-10
68-66
134
T4
Lizette Salas
-10
68-66
134
T4
Nelly Korda
-10
68-66
134
T4
Anna Nordqvist
-10
67-67
134
T9
Perrine Delacour
-9
71-64
135
T9
Madelene Sagstrom
-9
68-67
135
T9
Moriya Jutanugarn
-9
68-67
135
T9
In Gee Chun
-9
68-67
135
T9
Marina Alex
-9
67-68
135
T9
Chella Choi
-9
67-68
135
T9
Charley Hull
-9
65-70
135
T16
Elizabeth Szokol
-8
71-65
136
T16
Janie Jackson
-8
70-66
136
T16
Hannah Green
-8
70-66
136
T16
Jennifer Kupcho
-8
68-68
136
T16
Inbee Park
-8
68-68
136
T16
Lexi Thompson
-8
68-68
136
T16
Giulia Molinaro
-8
68-68
136
T16
Pajaree Anannarukarn
-8
67-69
136
T16
Sarah Schmelzel
-8
67-69
136
T25
Ssu-Chia Cheng
-7
70-67
137
T25
Katherine Kirk
-7
70-67
137
T25
Austin Ernst
-7
69-68
137
T25
Ashleigh Buhai
-7
69-68
137
T25
Ally Ewing
-7
68-69
137
T25
Jessica Korda
-7
68-69
137
T25
Georgia Hall
-7
68-69
137
T25
Amy Olson
-7
67-70
137
T25
Min Lee
-7
66-71
137
T25
Nasa Hataoka
-7
65-72
137
T25
Lauren Stephenson
-7
65-72
137
T36
Jin Young Ko
-6
69-69
138
T36
Gaby Lopez
-6
68-70
138
T36
Christina Kim
-6
68-70
138
T39
Haeji Kang
-5
73-66
139
T39
Jeongeun Lee6
-5
73-66
139
T39
Ruixin Liu
-5
71-68
139
T39
Juli Inkster
-5
71-68
139
T39
Cheyenne Knight
-5
71-68
139
T39
Dana Finkelstein
-5
69-70
139
T39
Cristie Kerr
-5
69-70
139
T39
Esther Lee
-5
69-70
139
T39
Caroline Masson
-5
69-70
139
T39
Carlota Ciganda
-5
69-70
139
T39
Sarah Burnham
-5
68-71
139
T39
Megan Khang
-5
68-71
139
T39
Gabriela Ruffels *
-5
67-72
139
T39
Xiyu Lin
-5
67-72
139
T39
Ariya Jutanugarn
-5
66-73
139
T54
Valery Plata (a) *
-4
72-68
140
T54
Angel Yin
-4
72-68
140
T54
Azahara Munoz
-4
72-68
140
T54
Jenny Coleman
-4
71-69
140
T54
Stacy Lewis
-4
71-69
140
T54
Lydia Ko
-4
71-69
140
T54
Albane Valenzuela
-4
70-70
140
T54
Jeongeun Lee
-4
69-71
140
T54
Esther Henseleit
-4
68-72
140
T54
Sophia Popov
-4
67-73
140
T64
Mo Martin
-3
73-68
141
T64
A Lim Kim
-3
72-69
141
T64
Jiwon Jeon
-3
71-70
141
T64
In Kyung Kim
-3
71-70
141
T64
Jennifer Song
-3
71-70
141
T64
Gerina Piller
-3
70-71
141
T64
Muni He
-3
70-71
141
T64
Cydney Clanton
-3
70-71
141
T64
Alison Lee
-3
67-74
141
Brooke M. Henderson
CUT
75-67
142
Lindsey Weaver
CUT
73-69
142
Kristen Gillman
CUT
73-69
142
Linnea Strom
CUT
72-70
142
Jasmine Suwannapura
CUT
72-70
142
Pornanong Phatlum
CUT
72-70
142
Dani Holmqvist
CUT
72-70
142
Min Seo Kwak
CUT
71-71
142
Maria Fernanda Torres
CUT
71-71
142
Wichanee Meechai
CUT
70-72
142
Brittany Lincicome
CUT
70-72
142
Brittany Lang
CUT
70-72
142
Alena Sharp
CUT
70-72
142
Mi Jung Hur
CUT
69-73
142
Paula Reto
CUT
76-67
143
Caroline Inglis
CUT
75-68
143
Mind Muangkhumsakul
CUT
70-73
143
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
CUT
69-74
143
Jaye Marie Green
CUT
76-68
144
Louise Ridderstrom
CUT
75-69
144
Pernilla Lindberg
CUT
75-69
144
Haley Moore
CUT
73-71
144
Tiffany Joh
CUT
73-71
144
Stephanie Meadow
CUT
73-71
144
Kyung Kim
CUT
72-72
144
Pavarisa Yoktuan
CUT
72-72
144
Sung Hyun Park
CUT
72-72
144
Benyapa Niphatsophon
CUT
72-72
144
Na Yeon Choi
CUT
70-74
144
Clariss Guce #
CUT
70-74
144
Laura Davies
CUT
70-74
144
Marissa Steen
CUT
70-74
144
Tiffany Chan
CUT
73-72
145
Bronte Law
CUT
73-72
145
Kelly Tan
CUT
72-73
145
Kris Tamulis *
CUT
72-73
145
Lauren Coughlin
CUT
71-74
145
Jing Yan
CUT
75-71
146
Ana Belac
CUT
74-72
146
Ryann O’Toole
CUT
74-72
146
Sarah Jane Smith
CUT
73-73
146
Paula Creamer
CUT
73-73
146
Alana Uriell
CUT
73-73
146
Sarah Kemp
CUT
73-73
146
Jane Park
CUT
73-73
146
Liz Nagel
CUT
72-74
146
Mirim Lee
CUT
72-74
146
Dottie Ardina
CUT
71-75
146
Klara Spilkova
CUT
70-76
146
Lee Lopez
CUT
70-76
146
Yealimi Noh
CUT
76-71
147
Mariah Stackhouse
CUT
73-74
147
Jaclyn Lee
CUT
72-75
147
Bianca Pagdanganan
CUT
70-77
147
Emma Talley
CUT
76-72
148
Ayako Uehara
CUT
74-74
148
Brianna Do
CUT
74-74
148
Luna Sobron Galmes
CUT
74-74
148
Jillian Hollis
CUT
73-75
148
Annie Park
CUT
73-75
148
Samantha Troyanovich #
CUT
70-78
148
Maia Schechter
CUT
78-71
149
Anne van Dam
CUT
76-73
149
Daniela Darquea
CUT
73-76
149
Maria Fassi
CUT
75-75
150
Jennifer Chang
CUT
70-80
150
Kristy McPherson
CUT
78-73
151
Yani Tseng
CUT
77-74
151
Andrea Lee
CUT
73-79
152
Aditi Ashok
CUT
77-76
153
Julieta Granada
CUT
75-79
154
Mel Reid
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