OTTAWA, Ontario — Na Rin An shot a 6-under 65 on Friday to high the leaderboard Friday within the suspended second spherical of the Canadian Pacific Girls’s Open.
An had her second straight bogey-free spherical at Ottawa Hunt and Golf Membership after opening with a 64 on Thursday. An LPGA Tour rookie after successful twice in South Korea, the 26-year-old An had a 13-under 129 whole.
“I do have some expertise in Korea, so it is a not an unfamiliar feeling proper now,” An mentioned. “I hope to place up good outcomes the subsequent two days similar to I did yesterday and immediately.”
Minutes earlier than darkness pressured the suspension of play within the spherical delayed for 2 hours within the morning due to heavy rain and lightning, Nelly Korda closed with a birdie on the par-5 ninth for a 63 and a tie for second.
“I used to be simply hitting it very well,” Korda mentioned. “I capitalized on just about all of the par 5s. So much had been moved up, so for a long-hitter. now we have shorter golf equipment in and we will form of benefit from that. Simply performed some stable golf.”
The third-ranked Korda was 11 underneath with Hye-Jin Choi of South Korea and first-round chief Paula Reto of South Africa.
Korda is coming off her first win of the 12 months within the Aramco Collection on the Girls European Tour, the place she rallied from seven photographs again in opposition to sister Jessica.
Choi had two eagles in a 68, and Reto adopted her course-record 62 with a 69. An and Choi, additionally a rookie, teamed to complete sixth in July on the Dow Nice Lakes Bay Invitational.
Lizette Salas was 10 underneath after a 64, birdieing the par-5 18th simply earlier than play was stopped. Danielle Kang (66), Nasa Hataoka (67) and Sarah Schmelzel (64) had been 9 underneath.
Maddie Szeryk was the highest Canadian, capturing a 68 to get to 7 underneath. She’s bogey-free for the primary two rounds.
“I do not suppose I’ve ever performed that earlier than,” Szeryk mentioned. “I simply performed actually stable. I hit a bunch of greens and putted it OK.”
Canadian star Brooke Henderson, the 2018 winner at Wascana in Regina, Saskatchewan, was 5 underneath after a 68.
“I really feel like I am hitting the ball very well, so I am excited for the weekend,” Henderson mentioned.
Three-time match champion Lydia Ko additionally was 5 underneath after a 68, enjoying alongside Henderson and Jennifer Kupcho. Kupcho was 7 underneath after a 68.
Lexi Thompson shot a 68 to get to 4 underneath. She performed in a twosome with Korda after second-ranked Minjee Lee withdrew Thursday.
High-ranked Jin Younger Ko, the winner at Magna outdoors Toronto in 2019 when the occasion was final performed, missed the reduce with rounds of 68 and 73.
Lorie Kane, the 57-year-old Canadian making her last look within the occasion, was a distant final at 28 over after rounds of 84 and 86.