Leona Maguire of Ireland took the lead on her own in the LPGA Major Classic after two rounds on Friday at the Grand Rapid House in Mitch.
The 26-year-old golfer was one of four players who arrived yesterday, but with a good round of 64 (-8) strokes, they completely withdrew from the field. After stopping five birdies for nine, Maguire started the second half of his course with two bogies in a row. It was not enough to cut her off, she collected the other three birds and the eagle.
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At -15, Maguire has a three-stroke lead over his main rival, Australia’s Su O. He followed American Lindy Duncan, who hit the ball a total of 133 (-11) times.
Lauren Stephenson and NASA Hatoka, who shared the first line with Maguire on Thursday, had to draw in the second round. Englishman Charlie Hull, another golfer in the lead, played 70 (-2) yesterday.
No Canadian could avoid the cut. After a disappointing 75th round, Brooke M. Henderson handed over the 67 (-5) card. Overall, at -2, the Ontario is just one stroke away from making the weekend rounds, with her teammate Alina Sharp.
Jacqueline Lee, another representative of Maple Leaf, scored +3 and six strokes from the safe zone.