LPGA Tour

Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic 2018

July 05-08

Thornberry Creek at Oneida, Wisconsin

$2,000,000

July 05-08

Thornberry Creek at Oneida, Wisconsin

$2,000,000

Round 2

Sei-young Kim takes 4-shot lead into weekend

July 06, 2018

South Korea's Kim Sei-young fired a second-round 65 on Friday to charge into the weekend at the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic with a four-shot lead on 16-under par 128.

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Kim's 36-hole total was a tournament record, four strokes better than Australian Katherine Kirk's halfway total en route to victory last year.

It matches the lowest 36-hole total on the LPGA Tour this year.

Kim teed off on the 10th hole on the par-72 course in Oneida, Wisconsin, and birdied her first four holes.

"First hole, my second shot was almost a tap-in birdie, so (I) started really solid," said Kim, who is seeking a seventh LPGA title. "After that, every hole I made really close to the pin. So I had a lot of birdie opportunities and I putted really well today."

After a brace of birdies at 15 and 16, Kim stumbled with a double bogey at the par-three 17th, but strung together three more birdies on her inward run.

She was four strokes in front of China's Liu Yu, who posted a career-best score of nine-under par 63 for a total of 132.

It was a further stroke back to South Koreans Amy Yang and Chun In-gee, overnight leader Kirk and Americans Mariah Stackhouse and Emma Talley.

Kirk had led by one after a first-round 62, but she couldn't get it going on the greens Friday and settled for a 71.

The Australian veteran hit 16 of 18 greens in regulation but needed 33 putts and made just two birdies.

"Front nine, I just couldn't get one to drop, and back nine, hit lots of good putts and, again, nothing happened," Kirk said. "Overall, I'm happy with how today went. I was very patient. I hit a lot of greens. That's all you can do."

Liu, seeking her first LPGA win, rolled in a 15-foot eagle putt at the par-five third that she said "kind of got me going."

"It doesn't feel too dramatic actually," said Liu, who added seven birdies in a bogey-free round.

"I wasn't hitting it too spectacular, but I was rolling a lot of putts in. So that was the major difference today than yesterday," added the rookie, whose best LPGA finish was a third-place at the weather-shortened Texas Classic.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Sei Young Kim
-16
63
65
128
2
Yu Liu
-12
69
63
132
T3
In Gee Chun
-11
67
66
133
T3
Amy Yang
-11
67
66
133
T3
Mariah Stackhouse
-11
66
67
133
T3
Emma Talley
-11
65
68
133
T3
Katherine Kirk
-11
62
71
133
T8
Brittany Altomare
-10
68
66
134
T8
Chella Choi
-10
68
66
134
T8
Anna Nordqvist
-10
67
67
134
T11
Lydia Ko
-9
69
66
135
T11
Mi Jung Hur
-9
69
66
135
T11
Jin Young Ko
-9
68
67
135
T11
Bronte Law
-9
67
68
135
T11
Mo Martin
-9
67
68
135
T11
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
-9
66
69
135
T11
Georgia Hall
-9
66
69
135
T11
Dani Holmqvist
-9
66
69
135
T11
Ariya Jutanugarn
-9
66
69
135
T11
Carlota Ciganda
-9
65
70
135
T11
Sandra Gal
-9
65
70
135
T22
Ryann O'Toole
-8
70
66
136
T22
Mel Reid
-8
69
67
136
T22
Thidapa Suwannapura
-8
69
67
136
T22
Aditi Ashok
-8
69
67
136
T22
Maria Torres
-8
67
69
136
T22
Austin Ernst
-8
65
71
136
T22
Brittany Marchand
-8
64
72
136
T22
Megan Khang
-8
64
72
136
T30
Amy Olson
-7
69
68
137
T30
Nasa Hataoka
-7
69
68
137
T30
Nicole Broch Larsen
-7
68
69
137
T30
Minjee Lee
-7
68
69
137
T30
Catriona Matthew
-7
68
69
137
T30
Brianna Do
-7
68
69
137
T30
Brittany Lang
-7
68
69
137
T30
Lindy Duncan
-7
67
70
137
T30
Perrine Delacour
-7
67
70
137
T30
Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong
-7
67
70
137
T30
Christina Kim
-7
66
71
137
T30
Wichanee Meechai
-7
66
71
137
T42
Charley Hull
-6
71
67
138
T42
Sophia Popov
-6
71
67
138
T42
Hee Young Park
-6
70
68
138
T42
Moriya Jutanugarn
-6
69
69
138
T42
Mirim Lee
-6
69
69
138
T42
Jane Park
-6
69
69
138
T42
Kassidy Teare
-6
69
69
138
T42
Tiffany Joh
-6
69
69
138
T42
Kim Kaufman
-6
69
69
138
T42
Camilla Lennarth
-6
68
70
138
T42
Gaby Lopez
-6
68
70
138
T42
Jenny Shin
-6
68
70
138
T42
Giulia Molinaro
-6
68
70
138
T42
Maddie McCrary
-6
67
71
138
T42
Jennifer Song
-6
66
72
138
T42
Ayako Uehara
-6
65
73
138
T58
Dori Carter
-5
71
68
139
T58
Lauren Kim
-5
71
68
139
T58
Emily Pedersen
-5
70
69
139
T58
Rebecca Artis
-5
70
69
139
T58
Pornanong Phatlum
-5
69
70
139
T58
Lee-Anne Pace
-5
68
71
139
T58
Annie Park
-5
68
71
139
T58
Jennifer Hahn
-5
67
72
139
T66
Mina Harigae
-4
73
67
140
T66
Hyo Joo Kim
-4
72
68
140
T66
Cheyenne Woods
-4
72
68
140
T66
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
-4
72
68
140
T66
Mariajo Uribe
-4
71
69
140
T66
Celine Boutier
-4
69
71
140
T66
Benyapa Niphatsophon
-4
69
71
140
T66
Wei-Ling Hsu
-4
68
72
140
T66
Laura Davies
-4
68
72
140
T66
Laetitia Beck
-4
68
72
140
T66
Azahara Munoz
-4
66
74
140
T66
Peiyun Chien
-4
65
75
140
T66
Brooke M. Henderson
-4
65
75
140
T79
Maude-Aimee Leblanc
-3
72
69
141
T79
Xiyu Lin
-3
72
69
141
T79
Klara Spilkova
-3
71
70
141
T79
Ally McDonald
-3
71
70
141
T79
Angel Yin
-3
71
70
141
T79
Katelyn Sepmoree
-3
70
71
141
T79
Ashleigh Buhai
-3
70
71
141
T79
Jing Yan
-3
70
71
141
T79
Sydnee Michaels
-3
69
72
141
T79
Allison Emrey
-3
69
72
141
T79
Olafia Kristinsdottir
-3
69
72
141
T79
Jackie Stoelting
-3
69
72
141
T79
Sakura Yokomine
-3
68
73
141
T79
Caroline Hedwall
-3
67
74
141
T79
Jimin Kang
-3
66
75
141
T94
Min Lee
-2
71
71
142
T94
Tiffany Chan
-2
71
71
142
T94
Brittany Benvenuto
-2
71
71
142
T94
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
-2
71
71
142
T94
Julieta Granada
-2
70
72
142
T94
Yani Tseng
-2
69
73
142
T94
Sarah Jane Smith
-2
69
73
142
T101
Sun Young Yoo
-1
74
69
143
T101
Daniela Iacobelli
-1
73
70
143
T101
Alena Sharp
-1
72
71
143
T101
AJ Newell
-1
72
71
143
T101
Cydney Clanton
-1
71
72
143
T101
Samantha Troyanovich
-1
71
72
143
T101
Caroline Inglis
-1
70
73
143
T101
Katelyn Dambaugh
-1
70
73
143
T101
Katherine Perry
-1
69
74
143
T101
Eun-Hee Ji
-1
68
75
143
T101
Becky Morgan
-1
68
75
143
T112
Danielle Kang
E
74
70
144
T112
Haru Nomura
E
74
70
144
T112
Lauren Coughlin
E
71
73
144
T112
Gemma Dryburgh
E
71
73
144
T112
Beatriz Recari
E
70
74
144
T112
Holly Clyburn
E
70
74
144
T118
Kelly Shon
1
75
70
145
T118
Sung Hyun Park
1
74
71
145
T118
Celine Herbin
1
72
73
145
T118
Paula Reto
1
72
73
145
T122
Jessy Tang
2
74
72
146
T122
Maria Hernandez
2
73
73
146
T122
Selanee Henderson
2
72
74
146
T122
Haeji Kang
2
71
75
146
T122
P.K. Kongkraphan
2
70
76
146
T127
Mind Muangkhumsakul
3
77
70
147
T127
Alexa Pano (a)
3
75
72
147
T127
Dottie Ardina
3
74
73
147
T127
Katie Burnett
3
73
74
147
T127
Madeleine Sheils
3
72
75
147
T127
Luna Sobron
3
72
75
147
T127
Daniela Darquea
3
70
77
147
T127
Erynne Lee
3
69
78
147
T135
Lee Lopez
4
75
73
148
T135
Cindy LaCrosse
4
71
77
148
T137
Emily Tubert
5
76
73
149
T137
Ilhee Lee
5
72
77
149
T137
Alison Lee
5
72
77
149
T137
Robynn Ree
5
71
78
149
141
Leticia Ras-Anderica
8
75
77
152
142
Gabby Lemieux
10
77
77
154
143
Vicky Hurst
12
79
77
156
144
Simin Feng
13
78
79
157
Pos.
Player
To Par
Total
1
Sei Young Kim
-16
128
2
Yu Liu
-12
132
T3
In Gee Chun
-11
133
T3
Amy Yang
-11
133
T3
Mariah Stackhouse
-11
133
T3
Emma Talley
-11
133
T3
Katherine Kirk
-11
133
T8
Brittany Altomare
-10
134
T8
Chella Choi
-10
134
T8
Anna Nordqvist
-10
134
T11
Lydia Ko
-9
135
T11
Mi Jung Hur
-9
135
T11
Jin Young Ko
-9
135
T11
Bronte Law
-9
135
T11
Mo Martin
-9
135
T11
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
-9
135
T11
Georgia Hall
-9
135
T11
Dani Holmqvist
-9
135
T11
Ariya Jutanugarn
-9
135
T11
Carlota Ciganda
-9
135
T11
Sandra Gal
-9
135
T22
Ryann O'Toole
-8
136
T22
Mel Reid
-8
136
T22
Thidapa Suwannapura
-8
136
T22
Aditi Ashok
-8
136
T22
Maria Torres
-8
136
T22
Austin Ernst
-8
136
T22
Brittany Marchand
-8
136
T22
Megan Khang
-8
136
T30
Amy Olson
-7
137
T30
Nasa Hataoka
-7
137
T30
Nicole Broch Larsen
-7
137
T30
Minjee Lee
-7
137
T30
Catriona Matthew
-7
137
T30
Brianna Do
-7
137
T30
Brittany Lang
-7
137
T30
Lindy Duncan
-7
137
T30
Perrine Delacour
-7
137
T30
Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong
-7
137
T30
Christina Kim
-7
137
T30
Wichanee Meechai
-7
137
T42
Charley Hull
-6
138
T42
Sophia Popov
-6
138
T42
Hee Young Park
-6
138
T42
Moriya Jutanugarn
-6
138
T42
Mirim Lee
-6
138
T42
Jane Park
-6
138
T42
Kassidy Teare
-6
138
T42
Tiffany Joh
-6
138
T42
Kim Kaufman
-6
138
T42
Camilla Lennarth
-6
138
T42
Gaby Lopez
-6
138
T42
Jenny Shin
-6
138
T42
Giulia Molinaro
-6
138
T42
Maddie McCrary
-6
138
T42
Jennifer Song
-6
138
T42
Ayako Uehara
-6
138
T58
Dori Carter
-5
139
T58
Lauren Kim
-5
139
T58
Emily Pedersen
-5
139
T58
Rebecca Artis
-5
139
T58
Pornanong Phatlum
-5
139
T58
Lee-Anne Pace
-5
139
T58
Annie Park
-5
139
T58
Jennifer Hahn
-5
139
T66
Mina Harigae
-4
140
T66
Hyo Joo Kim
-4
140
T66
Cheyenne Woods
-4
140
T66
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
-4
140
T66
Mariajo Uribe
-4
140
T66
Celine Boutier
-4
140
T66
Benyapa Niphatsophon
-4
140
T66
Wei-Ling Hsu
-4
140
T66
Laura Davies
-4
140
T66
Laetitia Beck
-4
140
T66
Azahara Munoz
-4
140
T66
Peiyun Chien
-4
140
T66
Brooke M. Henderson
-4
140
T79
Maude-Aimee Leblanc
-3
141
T79
Xiyu Lin
-3
141
T79
Klara Spilkova
-3
141
T79
Ally McDonald
-3
141
T79
Angel Yin
-3
141
T79
Katelyn Sepmoree
-3
141
T79
Ashleigh Buhai
-3
141
T79
Jing Yan
-3
141
T79
Sydnee Michaels
-3
141
T79
Allison Emrey
-3
141
T79
Olafia Kristinsdottir
-3
141
T79
Jackie Stoelting
-3
141
T79
Sakura Yokomine
-3
141
T79
Caroline Hedwall
-3
141
T79
Jimin Kang
-3
141
T94
Min Lee
-2
142
T94
Tiffany Chan
-2
142
T94
Brittany Benvenuto
-2
142
T94
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
-2
142
T94
Julieta Granada
-2
142
T94
Yani Tseng
-2
142
T94
Sarah Jane Smith
-2
142
T101
Sun Young Yoo
-1
143
T101
Daniela Iacobelli
-1
143
T101
Alena Sharp
-1
143
T101
AJ Newell
-1
143
T101
Cydney Clanton
-1
143
T101
Samantha Troyanovich
-1
143
T101
Caroline Inglis
-1
143
T101
Katelyn Dambaugh
-1
143
T101
Katherine Perry
-1
143
T101
Eun-Hee Ji
-1
143
T101
Becky Morgan
-1
143
T112
Danielle Kang
E
144
T112
Haru Nomura
E
144
T112
Lauren Coughlin
E
144
T112
Gemma Dryburgh
E
144
T112
Beatriz Recari
E
144
T112
Holly Clyburn
E
144
T118
Kelly Shon
1
145
T118
Sung Hyun Park
1
145
T118
Celine Herbin
1
145
T118
Paula Reto
1
145
T122
Jessy Tang
2
146
T122
Maria Hernandez
2
146
T122
Selanee Henderson
2
146
T122
Haeji Kang
2
146
T122
P.K. Kongkraphan
2
146
T127
Mind Muangkhumsakul
3
147
T127
Alexa Pano (a)
3
147
T127
Dottie Ardina
3
147
T127
Katie Burnett
3
147
T127
Madeleine Sheils
3
147
T127
Luna Sobron
3
147
T127
Daniela Darquea
3
147
T127
Erynne Lee
3
147
T135
Lee Lopez
4
148
T135
Cindy LaCrosse
4
148
T137
Emily Tubert
5
149
T137
Ilhee Lee
5
149
T137
Alison Lee
5
149
T137
Robynn Ree
5
149
141
Leticia Ras-Anderica
8
152
142
Gabby Lemieux
10
154
143
Vicky Hurst
12
156
144
Simin Feng
13
157