Hannah Green had each momentum and luck on her aspect as she prolonged her lead at the Women’s P.G.A. Championship to 3 photographs on Friday.
Green, a 22-year-old Australian, maintained her momentum from an excellent opening spherical through which she wanted simply 23 putts. On Friday, she had 27 putts on the method to a three-under-par 69 and a seven-under complete of 137.
Ariya Jutanugarn, the two-time main winner from Thailand, was alone in second after capturing 70 at the Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn.
Lydia Ko of New Zealand, who shot 70, and the defending champion, Park Sung-hyun, who shot 71, have been tied for third at 141.
Nelly Korda is at 142 with Angel Yin, whereas Lizette Salas, Moriya Jutanugarn, Lin Xiyu, Kang Ji-min, Caroline Hedwall, Nuria Iturrioz, Kim Hyo-joo, Pernilla Lindberg and Lexi Thompson are at 143.
Green additionally holed a shot for the second straight day. Green put her second shot on the par-Four 12th in the water. After a penalty drop, her ball ended up tucked down in the tough. But she gouged it out with a wedge, and it rolled straight in for a par save.
“When it went in, I just laughed,” she mentioned. “I guess with the hole-out on seven yesterday and the hole-out today, it’s really going my way.”
Green’s finest earlier end at a significant was a tie for 16th at final yr’s ANA Inspiration.
Green began her spherical with a bogey on the first gap — the lone blemish on her scorecard — however birdied Nos. 2, 6, eight and 14.
The American Michelle Wie, who was returning to competitors for the first time in two months, stumbled to the end for the second straight day with a surprising 10-over 82.
Wie, who’s coming off wrist surgical procedure, had considered one of the worst performances of her profession, ending in 147th place with a 22-over 166 rating.
“Not great,” Wie mentioned when requested how her hand felt. “In an ideal world, I’d wake up and be fine and play next week. Going to go back and figure out what’s next.”