Jessica Korda and Lee-Anne Pace are tied for the lead at the Blue Bay LPGA, at the conclusion of 36 holes at Jian Lake Blue Bay Golf Course.
Lee-Anne and Jessica share the lead at -11 under par for two rounds of the Blue Bay LPGA, Lee-Anne with a -6 under par 66 and Jessica with her -5 under par 67 equaled the leading score.
More heavy rains hit the Jian Lake Blue Bay Golf Course in the morning, causing another delay, and the officials made the decision to reduced the tournament to 54 holes. The ladies will now play the last round on Sunday.
Lee-Anne played nicely and was happy with the way her putter was working;
“I played pretty decent, I made quite a few putts already by that stage and then the putter just started rolling nicely towards the end.”
“I would say the putt on 18 that I made to save par was definitely good to bring the momentum that I had on the last 17 holes, to bring it in for tomorrow.”
“So hopefully I can just feed off of that.”
Jessica, the first-round leader, had a rough start with a double bogey on the par 4 1st hole;
“I got a little frazzled there as I was walking to the first tee box and then obviously didn’t hit a good shot, and I just I tried to forget about it, tried to bring back, you know, it’s okay and just think about what’s ahead and not what just happened.”
Chella Choi is in third place at -10 under par, she equaled the low round of the day, -6 under par 66.
Michelle Wie, Brittany Lang and Shanshan Feng are tied in fourth place at -9 under par, Michelle told reporters she was hanging in there;
“I hung in there today. It was one of those days where I hit a couple of loose shots, and just things didn’t feel as comfortable as they did yesterday, but it was one of those rounds where I just kept it together, had some good par putts, and yeah, just one of those things where I just kind of I hung in there, felt good coming in, so hopefully tomorrow feel a lot more comfortable and make some more birdies.”
Michelle also laid testament to how good the drainage is here at Jian Lake Blue Bay Golf Course in China;
“It’s pretty amazing how great the golf course drained.”
“I mean Cristie (Kerr), we were like sitting on the ground today like while we were waiting and it was absolutely dry. It was so dry, and it’s crazy.”
“It’s pretty phenomenal what they did with the bunkers and how they got the course ready in that short of time. I think any other course if we got that much rain we’d be done for the week. So it’s pretty phenomenal.”