Shanshan Feng from China has claimed the second round lead at the ShopRite LPGA Classic at the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club in New Jersey.
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Shanshan was pleased with her -4 under par round, which gave her a -6 under par total, and three shot lead for the tournament;
” I think I started the round with confidence, because even though I didn’t have a good start yesterday, but I did have a really good finish. So I think after a few pars, and then I made like four birdies in a row. But then after four birdies, I was like, oh, maybe I’m doing well right now, and then started to have a little thinking. And then I started to make a couple of bogeys. But I think four under round was still pretty good, a pretty good score.This is the first week with the new clubs, and right now I’m feeling really, really good.”
Haeji Kang from South Korea, Thai Moriya Jutanugarn are tied in second place with a tournament score of -3 under par.
American Amanda Blumenherst seemed to get the worst of the wind effects and finished in a tie for sixth;
“ The wind is crazy, it even made putting difficult. Definitely changed some targets for sure out there and made several holes much shorter and several holes much longer. So, it was; it was a challenging day, and just had to really stay patient.”
Michelle Wie really felt the gusty wind effects late in the afternoon and managed to finish with a +2 over par 73, but is still in contention, sitting in tie for sixth at -1 under par;
” The wind was quite strong today, you know, a couple of them, it was pretty hard. Like eight, even if I didn’t hit it into the right hazard, it’s impossible to stop that green. So a couple of them, you know, it was just the wind was very tricky today. It’s a heavy wind, as well, but I think that’s the beauty of this golf course. I think it’s nice when it plays this hard and I think it’s a great golf course.”
Defending Champion Stacy Lewis lost the plot completely with a +9 over par second round of 80. and now has a total of +5 for the tournament, but she still managed to make the cut.