THE COLONY, Texas (AP) — Matilda Castren shot a 5-below 66 after a six-hour storm delay Friday to rob the lead in the suspended second round of the Volunteers of The United States Traditional.
With the begin of play delayed by lightning and rain, the 26-year-worn worn Florida Direct significant person from Finland had 5 birdies in the bogey-free round to reach 10 below at Feeble American. Extra than 1 1/2 inches of rain fell on the route.
“I spent your whole day right here at the golf route,” Castren said. “It was enormous on narrative of there was food all day, chums, and I hung out with the quite a lot of gamers and caddies. We had a whole lot of stuff to keep up a correspondence about. We were checking the radar every 5 minutes waiting for the updates. In reality, went kind of rapidly. It was mainly the food that saved me right here.”
She received the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship three weeks in the past in California at foggy Lake Merced to develop into the main Finnish winner in LPGA Tour historical previous
“There’s a whole lot of golf left to play and never each person has even finished the second round,” Castren said. “So, I’m truly contented the place I’m at upright now. I don’t think it’s going to maintain for tomorrow for the third round, but I’m truly contented the place my recreation is going and how I’m playing upright now.”
Jeongeun Lee6, the South Korean participant who received the 2019 U.S. Ladies’s Initiate and lives in nearby Irving, was 8 below — following an opening 64 with a 70.
Jin Young Ko, the main-round leader after a 63, furthermore was 8 below with 14 holes left. Handiest half of the gamers were in a situation to finish the round earlier than darkish
After a almost two-year escape at No. 1 in the females’s world golf ranking, Ko — who has a residence in nearby Frisco — misplaced the No. 1 ranking when Nelly Korda received the KPMG Ladies’s PGA Championship on Sunday for her second straight victory.
Attributable to of the moist stipulations gamers were allowed to make employ of most well-appreciated lies in the fairways.
“It was raining too worthy,” Lee6 said. “The golf green and greens are too worthy moist. So, second shot and tee shot is the adaptation.”
Celine Boutier and Gerina Piller were 8 below. Boutier shot 67, whereas Piller had 13 holes remaining.