Pure Silk Championship R2

Sarah Kemp takes lead heading into the weekend

Pure Silk 2021 R2
May 20-23
River Course at Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, Virginia
$1,300,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

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First round leader Wei Ling Hsu was the only player from Thursday who remained in the top-10 after shooting one-over par 72 to sit two strokes behind the new leader, Australian Sarah Kemp.


Pure Silk 2021 R2

“It was great. Had a really good warmup. I just felt really good,” said Kemp. “And sometimes you just feel like you’re going to play well, and it was one of those days. Hit some great shots. Made some putts. I didn’t miss a whole lot of fairways. Probably had under 30 putts, and that leads to 4-under.”

Kemp fired the round of the day with six birdies and two bogeys and didn’t realize how well she had played until she got into the scoring tent. “I asked my caddie, ‘what did we shoot?’” she said. 


Pure Silk 2021 R2

Kemp, who has had twelve worldwide professional wins though she has yet to break through on the LPGA Tour in 13 seasons, has seen her game improve dramatically in the last year. 

“ I really turned my putting around at the end of last year,” she said. “I worked really hard. I was annoyed because I had hit the ball great for a couple years and I just didn’t convert the opportunities. 

“I worked really hard on my pace and like today, the pace of my putts has been really good. I’m getting it three feet past (the hole), which I like. That’s a good putt. Have a go. So, just putting really, because I feel like I’ve hit the ball the same for a couple years now.” 


Pure Silk 2021 R2

Behind Kemp were Americans Stacy Lewis (69) and Jessica Korda (67) who carded two eagles on two separate par-5s.

“Obviously the eagles help. If you take those eagles away, I would’ve shot even par today, so eagles always help,” said Korda.


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Pure Silk 2021 R2

Alongside the two Americans is Slovanian rookie Ana Belac, who was the Symetra Tour’s 2020 Player of the Year. 

Rolex Ranking No. 3 Sei Young Kim and Wei-Ling Hsu are in a group of five players tied for 5th at 4-under.

Pure Silk 2021 R2

Pos.
Player
To Par
Scores
Total
1
Sarah Kemp
-6
69-67
136
T2
Ana Belac
-5
70-67
137
T2
Jessica Korda
-5
70-67
137
T2
Stacy Lewis
-5
68-69
137
T5
Moriya Jutanugarn
-4
71-67
138
T5
Haeji Kang
-4
70-68
138
T5
Wichanee Meechai
-4
70-68
138
T5
Sei Young Kim
-4
67-71
138
T5
Wei-Ling Hsu
-4
66-72
138
T10
Lauren Stephenson
-3
71-68
139
T10
Jennifer Song
-3
70-69
139
T10
Katherine Kirk
-3
69-70
139
T10
Megan Khang
-3
68-71
139
T14
Vicky Hurst
-2
71-69
140
T14
Emma Talley
-2
71-69
140
T14
Anne van Dam
-2
71-69
140
T14
Pajaree Anannarukarn
-2
71-69
140
T14
Brooke M. Henderson
-2
70-70
140
T14
Min Seo Kwak
-2
70-70
140
T14
Nelly Korda
-2
70-70
140
T14
Min Lee
-2
69-71
140
T14
Ryann O’Toole
-2
68-72
140
T14
Elizabeth Szokol
-2
68-72
140
T14
Jiwon Jeon
-2
67-73
140
T14
Ruixin Liu
-2
67-73
140
T14
Luna Sobron Galmes
-2
67-73
140
T27
Lizette Salas
-1
73-68
141
T27
Ally Ewing
-1
73-68
141
T27
Lindy Duncan
-1
72-69
141
T27
Stephanie Meadow
-1
72-69
141
T27
Albane Valenzuela
-1
71-70
141
T27
Perrine Delacour
-1
70-71
141
T27
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
-1
69-72
141
T27
Louise Ridderstrom
-1
69-72
141
T27
Amy Olson
-1
69-72
141
T27
Dani Holmqvist
-1
69-72
141
T27
Mina Harigae
-1
69-72
141
T38
Lindsey Weaver
E
73-69
142
T38
Ssu-Chia Cheng
E
72-70
142
T38
Jenny Coleman
E
72-70
142
T38
Austin Ernst
E
72-70
142
T38
Jennifer Chang
E
72-70
142
T38
Nicole Broch Larsen
E
70-72
142
T38
Brittany Lang
E
70-72
142
T38
Marissa Steen
E
70-72
142
T38
Katelyn Dambaugh
E
69-73
142
T47
Lee Lopez
1
75-68
143
T47
Giulia Molinaro
1
73-70
143
T47
Janie Jackson
1
73-70
143
T47
Jacqui Concolino
1
72-71
143
T47
Dana Finkelstein
1
71-72
143
T47
Mo Martin
1
71-72
143
T47
Sarah Jane Smith
1
70-73
143
T47
Andrea Lee
1
70-73
143
T47
Kristy McPherson
1
69-74
143
T47
Caroline Inglis
1
69-74
143
T47
Jasmine Suwannapura
1
69-74
143
T58
Matilda Castren
2
74-70
144
T58
Kyung Kim
2
74-70
144
T58
Jaye Marie Green
2
73-71
144
T58
Bianca Pagdanganan
2
73-71
144
T58
Maia Schechter
2
72-72
144
T58
Pernilla Lindberg
2
71-73
144
T58
Daniela Darquea
2
70-74
144
T58
Brittany Altomare
2
70-74
144
T58
Lauren Coughlin
2
70-74
144
T58
Kelly Tan
2
67-77
144
T68
Brianna Do
3
75-70
145
T68
Jane Park
3
74-71
145
T68
Pornanong Phatlum
3
74-71
145
T68
Kendall Dye
3
73-72
145
T68
Lauren Kim
3
73-72
145
T68
Gemma Dryburgh
3
73-72
145
T68
Paula Reto
3
73-72
145
T68
Lexi Thompson
3
73-72
145
T68
Dottie Ardina
3
72-73
145
T68
Alena Sharp
3
72-73
145
T68
Muni He
3
71-74
145
T68
Na Yeon Choi
3
71-74
145
T68
Hinako Shibuno
3
70-75
145
T68
Tiffany Joh
3
68-77
145
Klara Spilkova
CUT
78-68
146
In Gee Chun
CUT
77-69
146
A Lim Kim
CUT
76-70
146
Nasa Hataoka
CUT
74-72
146
Laetitia Beck
CUT
73-73
146
Jessica Porvasnik
CUT
73-73
146
Jennifer Kupcho
CUT
73-73
146
Kristen Gillman
CUT
72-74
146
Xiyu Lin
CUT
71-75
146
Anne-Catherine Tanguay
CUT
75-72
147
Tiffany Chan
CUT
74-73
147
Linnea Johansson
CUT
73-74
147
Sarah Burnham
CUT
73-74
147
Haley Moore
CUT
73-74
147
Leona Maguire
CUT
72-75
147
Sung Hyun Park
CUT
72-75
147
Christina Kim
CUT
71-76
147
Angela Stanford
CUT
71-76
147
Ariya Jutanugarn
CUT
70-77
147
Bronte Law
CUT
78-70
148
Kris Tamulis
CUT
76-72
148
Ashli Bunch
CUT
75-73
148
Gabriela Ruffels
CUT
75-73
148
Cindy LaCrosse
CUT
74-74
148
Maria Fernanda Torres
CUT
74-74
148
Alana Uriell
CUT
74-74
148
Haru Nomura
CUT
73-75
148
Nuria Iturrioz
CUT
73-75
148
Mariah Stackhouse
CUT
73-75
148
Su Oh
CUT
71-77
148
Madelene Sagstrom
CUT
75-74
149
Mind Muangkhumsakul
CUT
74-75
149
Yu Liu
CUT
80-70
150
Celine Herbin
CUT
77-73
150
Paula Creamer
CUT
76-74
150
Cydney Clanton
CUT
74-76
150
Marina Alex
CUT
79-72
151
Peiyun Chien
CUT
75-76
151
Benyapa Niphatsophon
CUT
74-77
151
Esther Henseleit
CUT
77-75
152
Clariss Guce
CUT
75-77
152
Liz Nagel
CUT
75-77
152
Sarah D. Brown
CUT
75-77
152
Jaclyn Lee
CUT
73-79
152
Pavarisa Yoktuan
CUT
78-75
153
Cheyenne Woods
CUT
76-77
153
Jing Yan
CUT
75-78
153
Katherine Perry-Hamski
CUT
75-78
153
Linnea Strom
CUT
79-75
154
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
CUT
78-76
154
Jillian Hollis
CUT
78-76
154
Jeongeun Lee
CUT
78-76
154
Laura Davies
CUT
76-78
154
Jackie Stoelting
CUT
80-75
155
Amelia Lewis
CUT
80-75
155
Suzuka Yamaguchi
CUT
77-79
156
Alison Lee
CUT
79-78
157
Alison Walshe
CUT
78-79
157
Yujeong Son
CUT
81-77
158
Ayako Uehara
CUT
80-78
158
Kris Tschetter
CUT
78-82
160
Destiny Lawson
CUT
77-84
161
Kim Williams
CUT
82-81
163
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