Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic R2

Flawless 10-under 62 hands Park 1-shot lead

July 04-07
Thornberry Creek at Oneida, Oneida, Wisconsin
$2,000,000
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South Korea’s Sung Hyun Park continues to dominate the leaderboard, adding a bogey-free round of 62 to yesterday’s 65 to take a one shot lead from Yealimi Noh, at 17-under-par at the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic at Oneida.

Thornberry Creek Classic R2 - Rolex Ranking No. 1 Sung Hyun Park Dominates
Photo credit: Gabe Roux

Park, who is coming off a victory, last week in Arkansas, continues to display why she is at the top of the Rolex Rankings by posting a new tournament 36-hole record, beating Sei Young Kim’s 2018 score by a single stroke.

The two-time major champion started on the 10th hole and turned in 31 strokes, before adding a further gain at 12th hole and a run of four consecutive birdies to finish.

Park Added, “I think today’s round went really well, my putting was especially at its best.

“I have experience playing in the last group from last week and I’d like to keep this momentum going.”


A shot adrift, making only her third LPGA appearance, is 17-year-old American Monday Qualifier, Yealimi Noh.

The Californian, who turned down a place at UCLA to turn professional, has performed fearlessly thus far, adding a round of 65 (-7) to her 63 (-9) yesterday, including two closing birdies to ensure she joins Park in the final group of the day off at 3:25pm tomorrow.

Noh said, “I’m just really excited to play with amazing players and just see how they play and learn from them.

“I missed like five Monday qualifiers in a row before this but I knew that my game could do better. I just needed the opportunity to play on the LPGA and finally playing here and playing well is like a dream come true.”

Lurking a further shot behind at 15 under par, after a second consecutive bogey-free round is Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn.

Seeking her first victory of the season, the reigning Race to CME Globe winner and Rolex Player of the Year, still considers herself to have left a few strokes out there.


“I still feel I can get better because I missed a lot of tee shots. I didn’t hit it much in the fairway.

“I really like this course though because I love the greens here, I feel like I can roll my putts well.”

Making the most of the morning conditions, having played in the tricky afternoon breeze on Thursday, were America’s Mina Harigae and Tiffany Joh.

The pair who fired rounds of 63 and 66 respectively, hit the top of the leaderboard at 14-under-par and led for most of the day before the overnight leaders had chance to hit their stride.

Harigae, who has only missed three fairways and three greens in regulation through 36 holes, explained her simple game plan after the round.

“My caddie told me to aim right at it and that’s what I did.

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“Obviously hitting every fairway helps a lot. Irons were good. Wedges were really good. Made a couple good putts, like 15 footers, but also had a couple tap-ins.”

Joh, who recorded a career-low 36 hole total in her ninth LPGA season was happy with her performance but cautious when looking ahead to Saturday.

“I’ve played golf long enough to know that you’ve never really figured this game out. I know better than to go out there tomorrow and start strutting on the front nine.”

Overnight leader Yu Lui overcame a pair of early bogeys to post a 3-under-par 69, finishing the day in T6 alongside compatriot Shanshan Feng.

Native American sponsor invite Gabby Lemieux shot a second round 71 (-1) to finish at two-over-par for the tournament.

70 players made it through to the weekend with players at -5 or better teeing it up on moving day at Thornberry Creek at Oneida.

American Maddie McCrary and Thailand’s Pavarisa Yoktuan get play underway tomorrow at 9:45am.


Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Sung Hyun Park
-17
65
62
127
2
Yealimi Noh
-16
63
65
128
3
Ariya Jutanugarn
-15
65
64
129
T4
Mina Harigae
-14
67
63
130
T4
Tiffany Joh
-14
64
66
130
T6
Shanshan Feng
-13
64
67
131
T6
Yu Liu
-13
62
69
131
T8
Kristen Gillman
-12
69
63
132
T8
Lee Lopez
-12
67
65
132
T10
Gaby Lopez
-11
66
67
133
T10
Alison Lee
-11
65
68
133
T12
Hyo Joo Kim
-10
71
63
134
T12
Caroline Masson
-10
66
68
134
T12
Lauren Stephenson
-10
66
68
134
T12
Moriya Jutanugarn
-10
65
69
134
T12
Carlota Ciganda
-10
65
69
134
T12
Amy Yang
-10
64
70
134
T12
Anna Nordqvist
-10
64
70
134
T12
Nasa Hataoka
-10
64
70
134
T20
Eun-Hee Ji
-9
68
67
135
T20
Dottie Ardina
-9
68
67
135
T20
Brianna Do
-9
68
67
135
T20
Alana Uriell
-9
68
67
135
T20
Celine Boutier
-9
66
69
135
T20
Ally McDonald
-9
65
70
135
T20
Tiffany Chan
-9
64
71
135
T27
Chella Choi
-8
70
66
136
T27
Mi Jung Hur
-8
70
66
136
T27
Mind Muangkhumsakul
-8
69
67
136
T27
Emma Talley
-8
69
67
136
T27
Marina Alex
-8
69
67
136
T27
Giulia Molinaro
-8
69
67
136
T27
Jing Yan
-8
68
68
136
T27
Pornanong Phatlum
-8
67
69
136
T27
Megan Khang
-8
66
70
136
T27
Jane Park
-8
66
70
136
T27
Cydney Clanton
-8
65
71
136
T27
Jeong Eun Lee
-8
63
73
136
T39
Ryann O’Toole
-7
73
64
137
T39
Nicole Broch Larsen
-7
71
66
137
T39
Elizabeth Szokol
-7
69
68
137
T39
Anne van Dam
-7
69
68
137
T39
Ayako Uehara
-7
69
68
137
T39
Lauren Kim
-7
68
69
137
T39
Lee-Anne Pace
-7
67
70
137
T39
Austin Ernst
-7
67
70
137
T39
Jennifer Song
-7
66
71
137
T39
Jasmine Suwannapura
-7
64
73
137
T49
Youngin Chun
-6
71
67
138
T49
Louise Ridderstrom
-6
71
67
138
T49
Charlotte Thomas
-6
71
67
138
T49
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
-6
68
70
138
T49
Katherine Perry
-6
68
70
138
T49
Patty Tavatanakit
-6
68
70
138
T49
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
-6
67
71
138
T56
Hee Young Park
-5
74
65
139
T56
Brittany Marchand
-5
73
66
139
T56
Maria Torres
-5
71
68
139
T56
Karine Icher
-5
71
68
139
T56
Cheyenne Woods
-5
71
68
139
T56
P.K. Kongkraphan
-5
71
68
139
T56
Aditi Ashok
-5
70
69
139
T56
Kelly Tan
-5
70
69
139
T56
Clariss Guce
-5
69
70
139
T56
Sei Young Kim
-5
69
70
139
T56
Maddie McCrary
-5
69
70
139
T56
Wichanee Meechai
-5
69
70
139
T56
Pajaree Anannarukarn
-5
69
70
139
T56
Mi Hyang Lee
-5
69
70
139
T56
Pavarisa Yoktuan
-5
68
71
139
T71
Ashleigh Buhai
-4
74
66
140
T71
Daniela Iacobelli
-4
73
67
140
T71
Isi Gabsa
-4
72
68
140
T71
Jennifer Kupcho
-4
70
70
140
T71
Amy Olson
-4
70
70
140
T71
Sophia Popov
-4
70
70
140
T71
Muni He
-4
69
71
140
T71
Wei-Ling Hsu
-4
69
71
140
T71
Lindsey Weaver
-4
69
71
140
T71
Robyn Choi
-4
68
72
140
T81
Mariah Stackhouse
-3
74
67
141
T81
Dana Finkelstein
-3
73
68
141
T81
Kendall Dye
-3
72
69
141
T81
Daniela Darquea
-3
71
70
141
T81
Gemma Dryburgh
-3
71
70
141
T81
Cheyenne Knight
-3
71
70
141
T81
Louise Stahle
-3
70
71
141
T81
Mariajo Uribe
-3
69
72
141
T81
Katherine Kirk
-3
68
73
141
T81
Sandra Gal
-3
68
73
141
T81
Julieta Granada
-3
68
73
141
T81
Rachel Rohanna
-3
67
74
141
T93
Kristy McPherson
-2
73
69
142
T93
Luna Sobron Galmes
-2
73
69
142
T93
Laura Gonzalez Escallon
-2
73
69
142
T93
Dori Carter
-2
72
70
142
T93
Alexa Pano (a)
-2
72
70
142
T93
Kim Kaufman
-2
72
70
142
T93
Sophia Schubert
-2
71
71
142
T93
Celine Herbin
-2
71
71
142
T93
Min Lee
-2
71
71
142
T93
Natalie Gulbis
-2
71
71
142
T93
Lindy Duncan
-2
71
71
142
T93
Becca Huffer
-2
70
72
142
T93
Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong
-2
70
72
142
T93
Stephanie Meadow
-2
70
72
142
T93
Georgia Hall
-2
69
73
142
T93
Jenny Haglund
-2
69
73
142
T93
Sakura Yokomine
-2
68
74
142
T110
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
-1
78
65
143
T110
Stephanie Kono
-1
76
67
143
T110
Jaclyn Lee
-1
75
68
143
T110
Christina Kim
-1
73
70
143
T110
Ruixin Liu
-1
73
70
143
T110
Jeongeun Lee6
-1
71
72
143
T110
Madelene Sagstrom
-1
70
73
143
T110
Cindy LaCrosse
-1
70
73
143
T110
Laetitia Beck
-1
69
74
143
T110
Emily Kristine Pedersen
-1
69
74
143
T120
Ashli Bunch
E
73
71
144
T120
Simin Feng
E
72
72
144
T120
Brooke Pancake
E
71
73
144
T120
Na Yeon Choi
E
70
74
144
T120
Brittany Lang
E
70
74
144
T125
Peiyun Chien
1
75
70
145
T125
Alena Sharp
1
74
71
145
T125
Karen Chung
1
73
72
145
T125
Maia Schechter
1
73
72
145
T125
Dani Holmqvist
1
73
72
145
T130
Sarah Burnham
2
76
70
146
T130
Gabby Lemieux
2
75
71
146
T130
Erynne Lee
2
73
73
146
T130
Jimin Kang
2
70
76
146
134
Suzuka Yamaguchi
3
72
75
147
135
Paula Reto
4
75
73
148
136
Lilia Vu
5
79
70
149
137
Olafia Kristinsdottir
6
74
76
150
138
Amelia Lewis
7
78
73
151
139
Kim Williams
8
73
79
152
140
Presley Cornelius (a)
55
96
103
199
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