Minjee Lee joins Mina Harigae, Céline Boutier continues her momentum

Celine Boutier Photo by Kevin C. Cox/GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/Getty Images via AFP

Mina Harigae is no longer the sole leader of the 77th US Women’s Open, Minjee Lee joined her in the lead at the half. Céline Boutier has not said the last word about her unlike Pauline Roussin-Bouchard that she has to pack her bags prematurely.

Author of a card of 69 (-2), Harigae Mine He confirmed his excellent inaugural 64 (-7). A little less comfortable on the greens this Friday (30 to 24 putts the day before), she still made up for her three bogeys of the day with five birdies.

But the 32-year-old Californian is still looking for a first success in the LPGA joined at the head by the leader of the Race to CME Globe.

the australian minjee lee was impressive on the North Carolina track of Pine Needles Golf Club and Lodging this Friday. Six birdies and one bogey punctuated the day, which ended in 66 (-5) for the winner of the Amundi Evian Championship 2021.

2 Swedes and 2 Koreans in ambush

Author of the letter of the day, Hye Jin Choi offered a very good rise up the rankings with an impressive 64 (-7).

What Harigae Mine the eveseven birdies and two bogeys marked the card of the South Korean who was very close to winning the tournament in 2017 at just 17 years old and still an amateur.

Now third, she is only two strokes behind the two leaders in the company of Anna Nordqvist. The three-time Grand Slam winner continues her merry way with a solid 68 (-3).

your compatriot Ingrid Lindblad follow one point back. The Swede who broke the record for the shortest lap for an amateur at a US Open On Thursday he celebrated the clash in this second round. The amateur world number 2 was able to cancel her three bogeys of the day for as many birdies. Will she be able to match Catherine Lacoste, the only amateur player in history to have won the US Women’s Open?

Share your fifth place with Jin Young Ko. The best player in the world was very solid with her 67 of her (-4) of her including a magnificent eagle on 15.

Nelly Korda is still alive

For his return to competition after his thrombosis, nelly korda chained a second card under pair this Friday with a good 69 (-2) this Friday. The Olympic champion registered three birdies and only one bogey. The 23-year-old golfer may still regret her 31 putts for the day.

She shares the 14th position with another American accustomed to the “spotlights”, lexi thompson. Often placed, never a big winner, the former great hope of US golf faltered in the final third of the course after posting two birdies in 13 holes.

In particular, he conceded three bogeys in four holes. A birdie on the 18th still allowed him to return a card on par.

Céline Boutier keeps her groove

Second trick and second even card for Celine Boutier. The French number 1 registered two birdies and two bogeys this Friday to settle in the 27th position. If he was quite effective on tee offs (10 fairways), it took him a little longer to get to the greens (11 greens in order).

End of career of the phenomenon Michelle Wie?

If she hasn’t said no to participating in the next us open a pebble beachor to a possible return in a determined time, Michelle Wie will disappear from the streets indefinitely.

The winner of the 2014 edition at Pinehurst, who had announced that she wanted to stand out from the competition at the end of the tournament, will only have played two rounds after failing to do better than 75 (+3) on Friday .

It will not be the only notable loss this weekend since the European players of the last Solheim Cup Nanna Koerstz Madsen, Mel Reid Y Sophia Popov also stay on the dock.

the title holder Yuka Saso, female golf legend Annika Sorenstam or the new rising star of LET maja stark they are also removed prematurely.

Another difficult day for PRB

Like Pauline Roussin-Bouchard victim of the harsh law ofUS Women’s Open this week. The young Frenchwoman never seemed to find the right settings and she returned a second straight 81 (+10).

With 8 fairways, 8 greens and 34 putts, the South Carolina Gamecocks player’s performance is far below her standards. Pauline Roussin-Bouchard completes the tournament at the bottom of the standings.

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