Mar 18th, 2017
Michele Wie second at LPGA Founders Cup
Lowest cut in LPGA history
Words: Tim Southwell Photography: Getty
It's the lowest cut ever in LPGA history. If you weren't -5 after 36 holes you were on your way home. No worries for Michelle Wie or Stacey Lewis...
Stacy Lewis and Ariya Jutanugarn have the 36 hole lead at -13, just a shot ahead of a group that includes Michelle Wie and Vicky Hurst at the Bank of Hope Founders Cup.
Lewis’ bogey-free round has her sitting in a good position heading into the weekend. Having two solid rounds, Lewis is looking to pick up her first victory since 2014, following her opening round 64 with a 5-under par 67 on Friday at Wildfire Golf Club.
“I played really solid; today was another good day,” said Lewis. “Didn't have the distance control with my wedges quite dialed in the way I would've liked, but still made a bunch of birdies and shot a good round. It's always hard to follow up a round like yesterday, so happy with the day again.”
Michelle Wie lurks one shot back heading into the weekend. Miche' nailed six birdies on the back nine (her front) before dropping a shot with a bogey on the par 4, 13th to card a five-under-par, 67 to move to 12-under par for the week.
“The front nine went very well. Just like I felt like on the front nine every time I had a birdie opportunity I took advantage of it,” said Miche'. “That's kind of what you need to do on this golf course. You have to shoot low numbers out there. Even I shot 7-under and 5-under, and I am still one off the lead. You just have to keep making birdies to stay afloat well.”
74 players were 5-under par or better through two rounds, making this the lowest cut line in LPGA Tour history, one better than the previous low of 4-under par at the 2015 Manulife LPGA Classic.