Here’s what you missed from Round 2 of the U.S. Women’s Open

June 1, 2019
Jessica Korda

The second round of the U.S. Women’s Open was suspended for two hours due to dangerous weather in the Charleston area. Unfortunately, the delay was long enough to prevent the entire field from finishing, so those who still need to complete the second round will return on Saturday morning at 7:15 a.m. ET before the cut is officially made and the third round begins.

Here’s everything you missed from Friday’s action.

Jessica Korda surged

Korda was four shots behind Mamiko Higa after yesterday’s first round, but a three-birdie-no-bogey performance in Round 2 enabled Korda to surge to the second-from-the-top spot on the leaderboard at five under par overall, only one shot behind leader Higa.

Korda has been a model of consistency over the past few days. The 26-year-old has made just one bogey in 36 holes, hit 27 or 28 fairways as well as over 83 percent of the greens in regulation. Her best finish at the U.S. Women’s Open is T-7, which was in 2013.

A young amateur is sticking around

Gina Kim, a 19-year-old freshman from Duke University, is having a remarkable run. After a thrilling first-round 66, she proved it was no fluke by posting a follow-up 72 (one over par). Though the round was six shots worse than Thursday’s, she’s still holding down third place, which is quite an achievement for an amateur.

The last amateur to win a U.S. Women’s Open was Catherine Lacoste in 1967.

Who else is in the mix?

Lexi Thompson has two holes remaining in her second round, but the top-ranked American is at three under par overall, only three shots back of the lead.

Nelly Korda had a rough start to her second round, going from two under par to one over par by the second hole, but rallied to get back to three under with three holes remaining.

Two-time U.S. Women’s Open champ Inbee Park is also lurking after back-to-back rounds of 70. She’s only four shots behind Higa.

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