The scorecard was perfect for Ruoning Yin (Shanghai, China) through 36 holes when the 19-year-old recorded for her second bogey-free round in 7 under par 65 on the Bobcat Course at Plantation Golf & Country Club on Friday the LPGA qualifier Stage II.
“Everything’s pretty good, pretty solid, and I’ve done a couple of putts,” said Yin, who leads three shots at 10 under total. “My long game was much better than yesterday and the ball hits, everything is just fine.”
Yin won the 2020 Zhuhai Guowei Center Plaza Hollywood Mansion Challenge on the China LPGA Tour in her professional debut, the first of three straight wins at the CLPGA, the most consecutive wins by a player in CLPGA history. She came to Venice, Florida with a goal just like the rest of the field. “It’s about getting to the top 45 to get to the final stage [Q-Series]but I don’t put too much pressure on myself, ”she said.
Your list of goals doesn’t stop there. Yin also wants to hit 10 regulated fairways and 12 greens every round, using four of six up-and-down options. She completed her mission on Friday, but with two ups and downs. The bogie-free train prevented further opportunities.
“I was excited about it, but I think there is always someone better than you, so just keep going,” Yin said. “I set myself the goal for every day and if I can do it I think it’s a pretty good lap for me. Same thing tomorrow, just rate my golf every day and try to make it. “
Three people are three strokes behind Yin’s lead at 7-under total, including Maddi Caldwell-Young (Milton, Ga.) Who finished the second round with a bogey-free 6-under-66, Gabby., The low score on the Panther Course shot Lemieux (Caldwell, Idaho) and Pauline Roussin-Bouchard (Brignoles, France). The French and 18-hole front runner carded two double boweys and seven birdies on the way to a 2-under 70.
In her third appearance at Stage II, Lemieux is riding an emotional wave of dynamism. Four years ago, her current husband, Jared, who was also her caddies, proposed marriage on Venice Beach.
“That makes it a little more comfortable just because it was always a happy place,” said Lemieux after a 3-under 69 on the Panther Course, which was highlighted by an eagle on the par-5 16. “I know the first year [in 2017] When he actually suggested we missed the final stage by one, so it was a little difficult. But in the end it was always the happy place to go back to, and I couldn’t ask for anything better than being married to the man on my pocket. “
A group of four players ranked fifth with 6 out of the total, including University of Houston amateur and junior Karen Fredgaard (Frederiksvaerk, Denmark). Like many players this week, she has a family, but having her father Peter on her pocket for the first time makes it a very special event for Fredgaard.
To be eligible for the LPGA Q series from November 29th through December. 12 on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Alabama, a player must finish in the top 45 plus ties and meet all criteria for LPGA Tour membership. A total of 44 players are 1-under or better at half-time of Stage II, while 62 players are even par or better.