Apr 2nd, 2016
Lexi Thompson leads LPGA first major of the year
Suzann Pettersen & Charley Hull lurking...
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Lexi Thompson leads LPGA first major of the year. Suzann Pettersen & Charley Hull lurking...
Lexi Thompson and Ai Miyazato lead at 7-under par after day two of the ANA Inspiration, with major champions Lydia Ko, Suzann Pettersen and In Gee Chun all within striking distance after all posting rounds in the 60s on Friday.
Thompson, who is playing for her second title here, capped off a solid round of 68 with a 30-foot birdie putt on the iconic 18th hole at Mission Hills to take the clubhouse lead in the morning wave.
“18 is one of the best finishing holes that we have out here, but to hear the crowds cheer making that putt definitely a good feeling,” said Thompson. “Gives me chills every time.”
Thompson held a share of the 36-hole lead in 2014 when she won her first major championship here. She was tied at the top of the leaderboard with Se Ri Pak at the same score (7-under par) she has after two rounds this week. Thompson (69-68) and In Gee Chun (69-69) are the only two players in the field this week with both rounds in the 60’s.
Charley Hull is at -5, two shots back after a second round 69.
Lexi's second round highlights