US Women's Open R2

Harigae & Lee tie for lead at 9-under

US Women’s Open 2022 R2

June 02-05
Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club, Southern Pines, North Carolina
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

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American Mina Harigae shot 69 in Friday’s second round after carding five birdies and three bogeys. For the second time in her 13-year career she is in a prime major position heading in the weekend at the 2022 U.S. Women’s Open.

US Women’s Open 2022 R2

“Since it was the morning, fairways were a little softer, greens were a little softer, so my drives weren’t going as far and I had a little longer clubs in. The golf ball was able to hold better too, so it was alright out there.”

US Women’s Open 2022 R2

Seven-time LPGA Tour winner Minjee Lee joins her in the lead after carding a 66. Lee is aiming to become the third Australian U.S. Women’s Open champion, joining 1983 winner Jan Stephenson and two-time champion Karrie Webb, who won at Pine Needles in 2001.

“The golf course can really catch up to you quickly, so just trying to take whatever I have in front of me,” said Lee. “Whenever I have a birdie opportunity, I try to take advantage of that.”

US Women’s Open 2022 R2

LPGA Tour rookie Hye-Jin Choi, runner-up at the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open as a 17-year-old amateur, shot the round of the day with a 7-under 64, one stroke off the championship scoring record. She is tied for second alongside three-time major champion Anna Nordqvist at 7-under.

“I think that this U.S. Women’s Open fits me quite well and I think the course is excellent,” said Choi, a three-time KLPGA Tour Player of the Year before joining the LPGA Tour this year. “I had high expectations when I came here.”

Rolex Rankings No. 1 Jin Young Ko put herself in contention with a 13-foot eagle putt at the 15th, moving to 6-under overall and is in a tie for fifth with Swedish amateur Ingrid Lindblad.

“I had a great 3-wood to 20 meters from the second shot and I was aiming to the right of the TV tower,” said Ko of her eagle. “Ball goes straight there and I got eagle.”

US Women’s Open 2022 R2

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Golf Ranking
By GT Editor
Pos.PlayerTo ParR1R2Total
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T1Mina Harigae-96469133
T3Hye-Jin Choi-77164135
T3Anna Nordqvist-76768135
T5Jin Young Ko-66967136
T5Ingrid Lindblad (a)-66571136
T7Sei Young Kim-56968137
T7Moriya Jutanugarn-56968137
T9Megan Khang-47167138
T9Andrea Lee-47068138
T9Sung Hyun Park-46969138
T9Bronte Law-46969138
T9Ryann O’Toole-46771138
T14Eun-Hee Ji-37069139
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T14Lexi Thompson-36871139
T17Lilia Vu-27169140
T17Lauren Hartlage-27169140
T17Xiyu Lin-27169140
T17Leona Maguire-27070140
T21Somi Lee-17368141
T21Lydia Ko-17269141
T21Lizette Salas-17170141
T21Hannah Green-17071141
T21Sakura Koiwai-17071141
T21Amy Olson-16972141
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T27Brittany AltomarePar7369142
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T27Na Rin AnPar7270142
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