Minjee Lee led the Founders Cup with Carlota Ciganda sixth

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the Australian minjee lee signed 63 strokes, nine under par, to take the lead this Friday at Clifton Cognizant Founders Cuptournament of LPGA Tours. For its part, Charlotte Ciganda this is sixth six blows to the head.

Lee’s round featured eight birdies, an eagle and a bogey and helped him build a three-shot lead. Ally Ewing, Lexi Thompson and the Swedish Madelene Sagströmwho entered the weekend tied for second in 11 under.

Lee drilled a long eagle putt on the par-5 12th hole at Upper Montclair Country Club. He was heading for a 62 card, which was the lowest of his career, but a bogey on the 16th hole stopped him.

“I’m going shot by shot and I’m not getting too far advance of myself,” Lee said after his lap. “When I had a putt, I was trying to hole it. When I was shooting, I was trying to hit it close,” he added.

read is looking for his first LPGA Tour win since the Evian Championship, his first major, in July.

sagstrom he took the lead after the first round thanks to his 63 on Thursday, but he soon gave up two shots in the second round. He recovered with a birdie on the 18th hole and three more between holes 1 and 9 to sign 70, two under par.

For its part, Thompson signed 66 with no bogeys and Ewing matched 66 with seven birdies and just one bogey. Thompson was pleased to improve his back nine performance from Thursday. “My first nine on Thursday were pretty vague,” Thompson said. “I’m just a little out of place,” he explained.

In Spanish key, Charlotte Ciganda tied for sixth at -8 after winning three field shots in the second round. A bogey and a double-bogey his notches in a day with six birdies.

Who does not make the cut is Fatima Fernandez. With a total of +2, after a birdie and three bogeys in the second round, the Spaniard couldn’t resist the -1 that ended up giving up a pass at the weekend.

Classification after the second round (par 72)

1. Minjee Lee (Australia) 130 (67-63)
2. Ally Ewing (USA) 133 (67-66)
2. Lexi Thompson (USA) 133 (67-66)
2. Madelene Sagstrom (Sweden) 133 (63-70)
5. Sanna Nuutinen (Finland) 135 (67-68)
6. Paula Reto (South Africa) 136 (69-67)
6. Carlota Ciganda (Spain) 136 (67-69)
6. Megan Khang (USA) 136 (64-72)
9. Angel Yin (USA) 137 (70-67)
9. Sophia Popov (Germany) 137 (68-69)
9. Gina Kim (USA) 137 (68-69)
9. Frida Kinhult (Sweden) 137 (67-70)

107 (not in cut). Fatima Fernandez (Spain) 146 (72-74)

Source: La Verdad

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