Carlota Ciganda and Julieta Granada lead the CME Group Tour Championship at the half-way point in Florida.
Carlota and Julieta sit on top of the CME Group Tour Championship leaderboard, both on -7 under par for the tournament at Tiburon Golf Club in Florida. Carlota fired a bogey free -5 under par second round of 67, while first round leader Julieta had a quieter -1 under par 71.
Carlota does not want to think about winning, just playing good golf;
“I don’t want to think too much about winning or finishing top 5, top 10, just keep playing one shot at a time and enjoy myself.”
Julieta is excited by the new experience of leading an LPGA tournament for this season;
“This is a new experience, I’m excited, this is all very new. It’s going to make me a better player regardless of what happens this weekend, so I’m excited.”
Morgan Pressel made third place her own with a fine round of -6 under par 66, she has had a very busy week;
“It’s been a really, really great week from the Kia Awards to announcing the ANA Inspiration, to last night’s Rolex Awards celebration.”
“Everything about this week is really, really special. So it’s nice to be here part of CME Race to the Globe. It’s such an exciting finish for our season.”
“I love talking fashion, so last night was a lot of the fun on the red carpet. But, yeah, this has probably been the busiest week I’ve had all year in terms of extracurricular activities.”
“I’m kind of excited tonight I don’t have any. I don’t really know what to do with myself.”
Michelle Wie made her presence felt, both in this competition and in The Race to CME Globe. A 5-under 67 puts her nicely in the frame in both events. She now sits two shots back at 5-under-par in a tie for fourth position with Sarah Jane Smith and Sandra Gal, and second place in the overall standings.
Just to prove how cold and windy it was Sandra changed from her mini skirt into long pants during her round.
Michelle posted a fine second round, which currently has her in 2nd position for the Race to CME Globe competition. Making bogey on the first hole of the day, a par 5 upset her greatly;
“I was irritated, you never like to bogey a par 5, nonetheless on the first hole, but I think it kind of fueled me. I made a birdie on 3 and the hole out on 7 was a lot of fun as well. But, yeah, sometimes I play well when I bogey the first hole because then I am very irritated. “
This is how the rankings stand at the moment in the Race to CME Globe.
|CME Ranking||Player||Score||Position||Projected Ranking|
|5||So Yeon Ryu||(-4)||T7||5|