Sung Yun Park birdies on 18 to take a 12-under 2 shot lead over Minjee Lee and Suzanne Petersen at Travis Pointe Country Club.
Entering Friday’s round at the Volvik Championship, Stacy Lewis was tied with Wei-Ling Hsu for the lead at 7-under 65 but the course on Thursday would play much different for the LPGA stars than on Friday. The Volvik Championship boasts a talented field at Travis Pointe this weekend and many of these players proved to show that with the right conditions on the course, they could go low really low.
In the morning wave on Friday, 18 hole leader Stacy Lewis would have an up and down day on the course where on her last hole had to make a 20-foot putt to save par and remain at 7-under.
After her round she was asked about what happened to her on 18.
“Yeah, I hit a bad drive and had a pretty bad lie in the rough and made a great 20-footer for par. So it’s always nice to kind of go into the day seeing a putt go in, especially when not as many went in today. So a couple things to work on, but it wasn’t far off today.”
There was plenty of movement and low numbers out there today. Lizette Salas who missed the cut at last weeks Kingsmill Championship would tie for the best rounds on Friday with a 7-under 65.
Salas was asked how shooting 65 felt.
“Yeah, I started off with bogey, which isn’t always the plan, but I started visualizing a lot better on the greens. I made a grip change on my putter yesterday after my round and just I feel really good with the swing that I have. I kind of started off from scratch after Kingsmill after I missed the cut, so I just started from ground zero and worked my way here. Just really having fun. I love Michigan golf and I finished second in Grand Rapids a couple years ago, so I don’t know, just kind of got my groove back, I guess.”
A few other players also shot low throughout the round including Minjee Lee and Suzanne Petersen who both worked their way into a tie for second place at 10-under par.
Jennifer Song who is from Ann Arbor also found her way to the front page of the leaderboard heading into the weekend shooting a 7-under 65.
81 players would make the cut to play on the weekend that included a pair of sisters Aria and Moriya Jutanugarn and Jessica and Nelly Korda. Both sets of sisters will be at separate times on Saturday for the third round.
One player who ended up missing the cut would be the winner of the Collegiate Shootout at Travis Pointe last Tuesday Symetra player and former Ohio State Buckey Rachel Rohana. Rohana would shoot a 2-under 70 on Thursday but unfortunately followed that up Friday with a 7-over 79.
Tee times and pairings are set for Saturday’s Third Round in Ann Arbor where the leaders Sung Yun Park and Minjee Lee will tee off at 1:45 PM at Travis Pointe.