There are two Ladies tied at the top of the leaderboard in the North Texas LPGA Shootout at the end of the day of round 2.
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Caroline had a second round -7 under par 64, which elevated her into a share of the lead at -8 under par for the tournament. She said she is consistently playing well;
“I started off well again, made some birdies, maybe didn’t play as good as yesterday, but I made some good putts and I played pretty consistent. I just have to keep doing what I’m doing, stay patient, and yeah, everything is good.”
Caroline finished her round with a birdie on the par 5 18th after hitting her third shot from off the fringe with a rescue club;
” Rescue, so something in between, right? It was kind of a little dodgy lie and like up and down, kind of weird, and really downhill on the green. I was thinking what was the best option, maybe the rescue wasn’t the best option, but at least I had an uphill putt for birdie. Yeah, it was a good putt and it went in.”
Meena Lee is sharing top honors after carding a -7 under par 64 second round, which included three bogey’s. She said all parts of her game were clicking, especially her iron play;
“Well, a little bit because my irons were almost inside 15 feet every hole. Everything, the shot was good and the putting is working, so everything is on my side on the front nine.”
Stacy Lewis and Natalie Gulbis are in a tie for third place at -7 under par, trailing the leaders by just one shot.
Stacy shot a first-round even-par 71, the seven birdies, and no bogey round on Friday was her third bogey-free round of the season. She reported that her round was not so different today;
“I didn’t really do anything really crazy different from yesterday other than I putted a lot better, but just played really solid. Still had a couple funky bounces out there and was able to kind of get out of the holes when I did. I don’t know, just it was easy, it was solid. I felt nice and relaxed out there, so it was a nice day.”
” I think I’ve had a bunch of seconds, and I think all of them I’ve shot under par in the last round. I’m not doing anything bad, it’s just all the cards are not falling my way yet. But I’m playing good golf, and I was at the gym on Monday after I flew here working out, throwing some medicine balls against the wall, and then from there it was getting right back to work.”
Natalie was happy with her improvement over recent times, a good round she said;
” It was a good round, definitely a good round, in the wind here. I haven’t played a lot this year, and I haven’t played very well in the events I’ve played in, so it felt really good to get a good round in the 60s and to get around making some birdies. It felt more like how I played at the end of last year, which I hadn’t seen yet this year.”