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Megan Khang rolled in 5 straight birdies to leap into the lead on the CPKC Women’s Open on Friday in Vancouver.
Khang’s 6-under 66 was the low quantity on a day with treasured few sub-70 rounds at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club. She stands at 7-under 137 by two rounds, one stroke forward of Sweden’s Linn Grant, who shot a 71 on Friday.
“Coming in, doing the practice rounds, we were all like, whoa, didn’t realize we were playing another major,” Khang stated of the course’s problem.
Khang’s birdie run began on the par-5 eleventh gap and ended on the par-5 fifteenth. The spotlight was an extended, right-to-left birdie that dropped on the par-4 thirteenth.
The 25-year-old from Massachusetts is a longtime participant on the LPGA Tour however remains to be looking for her first profession title.
“This golf course I feel like you can’t really get too comfortable on,” Khang stated. “These fairways are tight and the greens are fast and firm, so I’m not taking anything for granted.”
Grant began the spherical in second place and remained there by day’s finish. She started her second spherical on the again 9 and made birdies at Nos. 14, 17 and 1 to get to eight beneath after the flip. However, bogeys at Nos. 4 and 9 introduced her again.
“Feel like I actually hit the ball better today,” stated Grant, who received the Dana Open final month. “Just didn’t get the same momentum as yesterday. Yeah, still a tricky course. Still some good golf, but not quite there.”
First-round chief Yuka Saso of Japan (73 on Friday) and 2019 match champion Jin Young Ko of South Korea (70) are tied for third at 5 beneath. World No. 2 Nelly Korda posted her second straight 70 to maneuver to at 4 beneath.
“I made a couple mistakes here and there, but overall one step at time it’s getting better,” Korda stated of her recreation. “I would say I’ve definitely improved a good bit on the putting greens from (the Women’s Open), so any single time I can see something, the momentum shifting, I think it feels good.”
The high 65 gamers and ties will make the 36-hole minimize, projected to be 4 over par.
–Field Level Media