Morgan Pressel shoots 64 to equal the course record and to share the lead in the Kia Classic at the half-way point at Aviara Golf Club in California.
Morgan carded a second round -8 under par 64 to top the leaderboard at -10 under par with Mirim Lee at the Kia Classic.
Morgan spoke of her stress free round, hitting it in close and putting very well;
“It was definitely stress free, I hit almost every fairway, and I think 16 or 17 greens. And I had a chance of birdie on almost every hole”
“I think there was one hole I had a par putt of two feet, so that was nice. I just hit it where I wanted to hit it today.”
“It’s been a while since I’ve kind of been confident knowing where the golf ball would go, and so it was nice to swing freely out there today and have the result that I did.”
“I mean the greens are difficult and tough to read, and they are bumpy, especially later in the day. So that kind of puts it all in perspective as how difficult the greens are out here.”
“But early on I made a couple of really long putts, you kind of feel like your stealing them when they go in, so that was nice.”
“I was hitting it close too, so I gave myself a lot of opportunities, and certainly some of them went in, and I had one that was a kick in, that was nice too.”
Alison Lee and Christie Kerr are tied in third place, just one shot behind at -9 under par, while Maria Hernandez, Sakura Yokomine, Hyo Joo Kim and Brittany Lang are together in 5th position at -8 under par.
Stacy Lewis and Lydia Ko are currently at -7 under par for the tournament, Stacy with -3 69 today and Lydia -2 under 70. They are tied in 9th place with Alison Walshe.
Lydia has now recorded 26 consecutive rounds of golf under par, and she is just three rounds away from tying the LPGA record of 29, held by Annika Sorenstam.
It’s not something that Lydia spends too much time thinking about;
“You know, you don’t know because at the end of the day it’s just you’re talking about that round and that tournament and how well you finished.”
“But I guess it’s been pretty good and I’ve been playing pretty solid the last couple of weeks, especially when we went down under, Australian, New Zealand to Singapore.”
” So yeah, you know, it’s a pretty cool streak, but you just never know, and I’m not going to be counting.”