US Women's Open R2

Mamiko Higa remains ahead as weather disrupts play

May 30 – June 02
Country Club of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina
$5,500,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4



Mamiko Higa held on to the top spot after a weather-hit day two at the US Women’s Open in Charleston.

The Japanese, who a day earlier clinched a record for the lowest round in a debut at the tournament, managed to finish her second round after a near-two-hour weather delay, carding an even par 71.

After a frightening moment when a lightning strike left a split in a tree as the players waited out the delay in the clubhouse, the 25-year-old returned to the course to a close with a birdie and move to six under, one shot ahead of America’s Jessica Korda who carded a 68.


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“I was really happy because I could finish up a tough day with a birdie,” Higa told the LPGA website. “I was so happy.”

American amateur Gina Kim (72) was at four under alongside France’s Celine Boutier, who was left with four holes to play when the horn was blown due to darkness.

A total of 45 players will resume their second rounds on Saturday, including defending champion Ariya Jutanugarn who is two over par with two holes to finish.

England’s Bronte Law, who claimed the first LPGA title of her career at the Pure Silk Championship in Virginia on Sunday, has been unable to find the same form in Charleston and finished joint 93rd on six over par after a round of 76.


Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Mamiko Higa
-6
65
71
136
2
Jessica Korda
-5
69
68
137
T3
Gina Kim (a)
-4
66
72
138
T3
Celine Boutier
-4
67
67
T5
Jaye Marie Green
-3
71
68
139
T5
Jeongeun Lee6
-3
70
69
139
T5
Lexi Thompson
-3
70
70
T5
Nelly Korda
-3
69
69
T9
Angel Yin
-2
72
68
140
T9
Minjee Lee
-2
71
69
140
T9
Inbee Park
-2
70
70
140
T9
Gerina Piller
-2
70
70
140
T9
Yu Liu
-2
69
71
140
T9
Azahara Munoz
-2
68
72
140
T9
Moriya Jutanugarn
-2
71
71
T9
Sei Young Kim
-2
68
68
T17
Peiyun Chien
-1
75
66
141
T17
Dottie Ardina
-1
71
70
141
T17
Caroline Masson
-1
70
71
141
T17
Andrea Lee (a)
-1
69
72
141
T17
Sung Hyun Park
-1
71
71
T17
So Yeon Ryu
-1
71
71
T23
Jin Young Ko
E
72
70
142
T23
Charley Hull
E
72
70
142
T23
Minami Katsu
E
72
70
142
T23
Gaby Lopez
E
72
70
142
T23
Lizette Salas
E
71
71
142
T23
Ryann O’Toole
E
70
72
142
T23
Morgan Pressel
E
70
72
142
T23
Jenny Shin
E
69
69
T23
Jennifer Kupcho
E
71
71
T23
Jasmine Suwannapura
E
71
71
T33
Ai Suzuki
1
73
70
143
T33
Megan Khang
1
72
71
143
T33
Wei-Ling Hsu
1
72
71
143
T33
Hina Arakaki
1
72
71
143
T33
Aditi Ashok
1
72
71
143
T33
Carlota Ciganda
1
69
74
143
T33
Brooke M. Henderson
1
72
72
T33
Esther Henseleit
1
66
66
T41
Hannah Green
2
76
68
144
T41
Pornanong Phatlum
2
73
71
144
T41
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
2
73
71
144
T41
Ally McDonald
2
72
72
144
T41
Eri Okayama
2
72
72
144
T41
Eun-Hee Ji
2
72
72
144
T41
Chella Choi
2
72
72
144
T41
Austin Ernst
2
71
73
144
T41
Mi Hyang Lee
2
71
73
144
T41
Misuzu Narita
2
69
75
144
T41
Ariya Jutanugarn
2
72
72
T41
Amy Yang
2
72
72
T53
Brittany Lang
3
76
69
145
T53
Rose Zhang (a)
3
75
70
145
T53
Jennifer Chang (a)
3
75
70
145
T53
Jiwon Jeon (a)
3
74
71
145
T53
Ashleigh Buhai
3
74
71
145
T53
Wichanee Meechai
3
74
71
145
T53
Jeong Eun Lee
3
74
71
145
T53
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
3
73
72
145
T53
Katherine Kirk
3
73
72
145
T53
Haeji Kang
3
73
72
145
T53
Lydia Ko
3
72
73
145
T53
Lindy Duncan
3
72
73
145
T53
Brittany Altomare
3
70
75
145
T53
Maria Fassi
3
72
72
T53
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
3
75
75
T53
Maria Torres
3
72
72
T69
Jacqui Concolino
4
74
72
146
T69
Paula Creamer
4
73
73
146
T69
Sarah Schmelzel
4
71
75
146
T69
Anna Nordqvist
4
75
75
T69
Patty Tavatanakit
4
74
74
T69
Anne van Dam
4
71
71
T69
Danielle Kang
4
73
73
T69
Marissa Steen
4
74
74
T69
Saranporn Langkulgasettrin
4
72
72
T69
Karine Icher
4
70
70
T69
Jenny Haglund
4
73
73
T80
Ji Hyun Kim
5
77
70
147
T80
Amy Olson
5
77
70
147
T80
Megan Osland
5
75
72
147
T80
Su Oh
5
75
72
147
T80
Sakura Yokomine
5
74
73
147
T80
Olafia Kristinsdottir
5
71
76
147
T80
Mirim Lee
5
71
76
147
T80
Emma Talley
5
70
77
147
T80
Shanshan Feng
5
73
73
T80
Sierra Brooks (a)
5
75
75
T80
Tiffany Chan
5
75
75
T80
Charlotte Thomas
5
74
74
T80
Jing Yan
5
73
73
T93
Jiyai Shin
6
79
69
148
T93
Angela Stanford
6
76
72
148
T93
Sarah Kemp
6
76
72
148
T93
Fatima Fernandez Cano
6
74
74
148
T93
Dori Carter
6
74
74
148
T93
Ayako Uehara
6
74
74
148
T93
Megan Furtney (a)
6
73
75
148
T93
Nasa Hataoka
6
72
76
148
T93
Bronte Law
6
72
76
148
T93
Yuka Saso (a)
6
71
77
148
T93
Stephanie Meadow
6
74
74
T104
Auston Kim (a)
7
79
70
149
T104
Jane Park
7
76
73
149
T104
Alexa Pano (a)
7
75
74
149
T104
Hyo Joo Kim
7
71
78
149
T104
Pernilla Lindberg
7
74
74
T109
Annie Park
8
79
71
150
T109
Yuri Yoshida (a)
8
78
72
150
T109
Karrie Webb
8
77
73
150
T109
Albane Valenzuela (a)
8
75
75
150
T109
Jiyu Jung
8
74
76
150
T109
Jimin Kang
8
73
77
150
T109
Supamas Sangchan
8
72
78
150
T109
Marina Alex
8
72
78
150
T109
Mariah Stackhouse
8
71
79
150
T109
Cristie Kerr
8
76
76
T109
In Gee Chun
8
74
74
T109
Leonie Harm (a)
8
73
73
T109
Jennifer Song
8
70
70
T109
Caroline Hedwall
8
78
78
T109
Gabriela Ruffels (a)
8
75
75
T124
Sabrina Iqbal (a)
9
78
73
151
T124
Celeste Dao (a)
9
77
74
151
T124
Leona Maguire
9
75
76
151
T124
Kaitlyn Papp (a)
9
74
77
151
T124
Sandra Gal
9
75
75
T124
Babe Liu
9
77
77
T130
Stacy Lewis
10
77
75
152
T130
Brigitte Dunne (a)
10
78
78
T132
Megha Ganne (a)
11
81
72
153
T132
Rachel Rohanna
11
79
74
153
T132
Emma Albrecht
11
77
76
153
T132
Nanako Ueno (a)
11
77
76
153
T132
Haruka Amamoto
11
76
77
153
T132
Georgia Hall
11
75
78
153
T132
Shannon Johnson (a)
11
75
78
153
T139
Amy Ruengmateekhun
12
74
80
154
T139
Na Yeon Choi
12
74
80
154
141
Amanda Hollandsworth
13
78
78
T142
Suzuka Yamaguchi
14
79
77
156
T142
Karoline Stormo (a)
14
80
80
T142
Prima Thammaraks
14
80
80
T145
Heather Bowie Young
15
78
79
157
T145
Delfina Acosta
15
78
79
157
T147
Naomi Ko (a)
16
82
76
158
T147
Ingrid Gutierrez Nunez
16
76
82
158
149
Dasom Ma (a)
17
83
76
159
T150
Hayley Davis
18
78
82
160
T150
Paris Hilinski (a)
18
83
83
T152
Lucrezia Colombotto Rosso
19
84
77
161
T152
Ty Akabane (a)
19
77
84
161
154
Yan Liu
20
80
82
162
155
Laura Davies
21
80
83
163
156
Reagan Zibilski (a)
34
89
87
176