Shin, Szeryk and Jutanugarn share the lead on Superstition Mountain

GOLD CANYON, Ariz. (AP) — Jenny Shin of South Korea birdied a streak of five straight to close her first nine on her way to a 5-under 67 on Friday and shared the lead with Maddie Szeryk of the Canada and Moriya Jutanugarn of Thailand after two rounds of the LPGA Drive on Championship.

Jutanugarn moved up the standings, after opening 67 with a bogey-free 7-under 65 that included an eagle and five birdies. Szeryk pieced together a round that included an eagle and six birdies, including one on his final hole, while Shin used seven birides to offset two bogeys to reach 12-under 132 at Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club in the first full field of the LPGA. event of the year.

American Lilia Vu shot a 6 under and was one shot off the lead, while South Korea’s Na Rin An and American Alison Lee tied for fifth at 10 under.

Jin Young Ko, ranked No. 3, winner two weeks ago in Singapore, was among eight players tied for seventh at 9 under the crowded leaderboard.

The event marks the start of the tour’s new discount policy. The cut line after 36 holes includes the top 65 players and ties advance to the weekend. Previously, the top 70 players and ties qualified for the final rounds.

The cut line fell to 3 under, with 76 players advancing. Two of the big names absent from the cup included three-time major winner Anna Nordqvist of Sweden and two-time major champion Brook Henderson of Canada, both 1 under.


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