2022 KPMG Women's PGA Championship: In Gee Chun six ahead; Ko & Kupcho T2; Green & Lee in contention

25-Jun-2022

KPMG Women's PGA Championship 2022, Congressional, Bethesda, MD: 23-26 June


In Gee Chun six shots in front; Lydia Ko, Jennifer Kupcho T2; Hannah Green & Minjee Lee in contention

From LPGA News, by AP:

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - After another sparkling start, In Gee Chun finally hit a wayward tee shot - into the thick rough on the eighth hole at Congressional Country Club.

It was the closest she's come to a shaky stretch through the first two days of the Women's PGA Championship.

Chun recovered from a couple bogeys on the front nine and shot a 3-under 69 on Friday to increase her lead to six strokes at the tournament's halfway point. Chun led by five after the first round, equaling the biggest 18-hole advantage in the history of women's major championships.  Read more

From Golf Australia, Golf Media Release:

Australia’s two most recent major champions remain right in contention at the halfway mark of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Congressional Country Club.

Korea’s In Gee Chun backed up her opening round of eight-under 64 with a three-under 69 to reach 11-under, six shots clear of American Jennifer Kupcho (68) and Kiwi Lydia Ko (67).

West Australian Hannah Green had narrowed the deficit to also reach five-under but a three-putt bogey at her final hole – the par-5 9th – dropped her back to a share of fourth with Brooke Henderson (69), Sei Young Kim (69), Caroline Inglis (68) and Jennifer Chang (70). 

The U.S. Women’s Open champion three weeks ago, Minjee Lee elevated herself into the picture with a second round of four-under 68 to be one of five players tied for ninth at three-under, eight shots off the lead. Read more

Green had seven-time major champion Karrie Webb in the gallery for a number of holes of her round but is hoping to see Congressional Country Club’s Blue Course firm up over the final 36 holes as she seeks to add to her 2019 win.  Read more

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