Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA R2

Hur edges ahead of Korda

October 31 – November 03
New Taipei City, Chinese Taipei
$2,200,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4


Mi Jung Hur came out firing on Friday at the Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA presented by CTBC with birdies on five of her first six holes. Hur cooled off a bit with just two birdies after No. 6 but will take a one stroke lead into the weekend at the Miramar Golf Country Club at 12-under par. Defending champion Nelly Korda stayed patient on Friday en route to a bogey-free 67 to sit just one shot back. 

“All I was thinking about is trying to get to double digits because I know MJ is playing really well,” Korda said. “I’m just trying to give myself a chance to go into the weekend. My shots around the green were good and it’s definitely tough out here today. Still a lot of golf to be played but definitely excited.” 

Korda is looking for her second LPGA win of the 2019 season and third of her young career, while veteran Hur is looking to make a third trip to the winner’s circle this year.


In-Kyung Kim’s second-round 65 is her best round since the second round of the ANA Inspiration in March, and she sits T3 along with Minjee Lee just two strokes off Hur’s lead. After a blustery and rainy Thursday, Kim said the sunshine was much welcomed on Friday even with the on-and-off wind gusts. 

“Just comfortable day with the weather compared to, you just don’t know what to expect,” Kim said. “I didn’t hit the ball pretty solid over the last few days. Yeah, par 5s were a little reachable today. Coming in, some of the par 4 with the downwind was quite challenging, but other than that, pleased with how I play….Really one shot at a time because the wind is on and off. You can’t really be too tough on yourself. Obviously it’s just a little bit of timing, as well.” 


Brooke Henderson fired the lowest score of the tournament on Friday, a bogey-free 8-under par 64, to head into the weekend tied for fifth with Su Oh at -9.


Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Mi Jung Hur
-12
66
66
132
2
Nelly Korda
-11
66
67
133
T3
In-Kyung Kim
-10
69
65
134
T3
Minjee Lee
-10
67
67
134
T5
Brooke M. Henderson
-9
71
64
135
T5
Su Oh
-9
68
67
135
T7
Hyo Joo Kim
-8
69
67
136
T7
Caroline Masson
-8
68
68
136
9
Morgan Pressel
-7
70
67
137
T10
Jessica Korda
-6
69
69
138
T10
Angel Yin
-6
68
70
138
T12
Jeongeun Lee6
-5
73
66
139
T12
Yu-Ju Chen
-5
73
66
139
T12
Sei Young Kim
-5
71
68
139
T15
Jenny Shin
-4
71
69
140
T15
So Yeon Ryu
-4
70
70
140
T15
Amy Yang
-4
70
70
140
T18
Charley Hull
-3
73
68
141
T18
Austin Ernst
-3
73
68
141
T18
Inbee Park
-3
72
69
141
T18
Kristen Gillman
-3
71
70
141
T18
Alena Sharp
-3
71
70
141
T18
Lizette Salas
-3
71
70
141
T18
Yu-Sang Hou (a)
-3
70
71
141
T18
Ally McDonald
-3
69
72
141
T26
Wei-Ling Hsu
-2
73
69
142
T26
Gaby Lopez
-2
73
69
142
T26
Ashleigh Buhai
-2
73
69
142
T26
Chella Choi
-2
73
69
142
T26
Sung Hyun Park
-2
73
69
142
T26
Anna Nordqvist
-2
71
71
142
T26
Azahara Munoz
-2
69
73
142
T26
Amy Olson
-2
68
74
142
T34
Ariya Jutanugarn
-1
75
68
143
T34
Pei-Ying Tsai
-1
74
69
143
T34
Pornanong Phatlum
-1
73
70
143
T34
Georgia Hall
-1
72
71
143
T34
Celine Boutier
-1
71
72
143
T34
Hinako Shibuno
-1
69
74
143
T40
Brittany Altomare
E
75
69
144
T40
Katherine Kirk
E
75
69
144
T40
Annie Park
E
72
72
144
T40
Teresa Lu
E
72
72
144
T40
In Gee Chun
E
71
73
144
T45
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
1
75
70
145
T45
Jennifer Kupcho
1
75
70
145
T45
Na Yeon Choi
1
74
71
145
T45
Moriya Jutanugarn
1
74
71
145
T45
Ssu-Chia Cheng
1
73
72
145
T45
Eun-Hee Ji
1
72
73
145
T45
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
1
71
74
145
T52
Chieh Jessica Peng
2
77
69
146
T52
Jaye Marie Green
2
74
72
146
T52
Mi Hyang Lee
2
74
72
146
T52
Gerina Piller
2
73
73
146
T52
Mel Reid
2
72
74
146
T52
Ho Yu An (a)
2
72
74
146
T58
Rose Zhang (a)
3
75
72
147
T58
Lydia Ko
3
74
73
147
T58
Sarah Schmelzel
3
74
73
147
T58
Jin Young Ko
3
73
74
147
T58
Megan Khang
3
70
77
147
T63
Sakura Yokomine
4
77
71
148
T63
Hannah Green
4
76
72
148
T63
Maria Fernanda Torres
4
76
72
148
T63
Yu-Ling Hsieh
4
75
73
148
T63
Jasmine Suwannapura
4
75
73
148
T63
Nicole Broch Larsen
4
72
76
148
T69
Hsin-Yu Lu (a)
5
79
70
149
T69
Tiffany Joh
5
74
75
149
71
Pajaree Anannarukarn
6
75
75
150
72
Mirim Lee
7
78
73
151
T73
Ching-Ling Chang
8
78
74
152
T73
Ai-Chen Kuo
8
77
75
152
T73
Tzu-Chi Lin
8
76
76
152
T73
Cydney Clanton
8
75
77
152
77
Babe Liu
10
80
74
154
T78
Hsin Lee
11
82
73
155
T78
Hsuan Chen
11
74
81
155
80
Huai-Chien Hsu (a)
12
79
77
156
81
Cheyenne Knight
14
77
81
158
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