Apr 27th, 2018
Charley Hull closing in on first LPGA win
Second round 68 puts her right in the mix
Words: Florida Dayton Photography: LPGA
Charley Hull is just two shots off the lead after two rounds at the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship in California. Charley shot a second round 68 for a -7 total of 137.
Charley leads the tour in most birdies made!! It's how she tells em...
Jessica Korda shot a 5-under 67 on Friday afternoon in warmer-but-still-chilly conditions at Lake Merced to take a one-stroke into the weekend.
"It's only Friday, still two more days to go," Korda said. "Play the same way I have been the last two days. Hopefully, some putts drop. Stay patient and stick with my process."
The winner in Thailand in February in her return from reconstructive jaw surgery, the long-hitting Korda had six birdies — three on the first four holes — and a bogey to reach 9 under.
Just staying calm," the five-time LPGA Tour winner said. "I knew I was going to get certain bounces that weren't going to be super favorable as the greens got firmer during the afternoon. Just stayed patient and stayed with my process and here we are."
Monday qualifier Annie Park was second after a 66 in the morning. The 2013 NCAA champion at Southern California has fought back problems.
"I battled some injuries last year and coming back was tough," Park said. "I like I am where I am right now, so it feels good. ... I learned a lot from it. I didn't know how much I missed the sport. I love the sport. I was very excited to come back, and so it was actually a huge turning point for me, a different perspective toward life and golf."
Lydia Ko had a 70 to get to 6 under. She won the Swinging Skirts LPGA at Lake Merced in 2014 and 2015.