Mika Miyazato Leads 2012 Safeway Classic After 2nd Round; So Yeon Ryu 2 Shots Off Lead

Mika Miyazato (click to enlarge)

Mika Miyazato fired a bogey-free 4-under 68 to lead the 2012 Safeway Classic after the 2nd round at 11-under overall. Mika was tied for first after the first round with Sydnee Michaels, but will now be the lone overnight leader going into the final round. The “other Miyazato” has been a terrific pro, but for all the times she has had great tournaments, she has only one professional win, which came on the LPGA of Japan (JLPGA). Sports isn’t always fair. However, if anybody deserves to get their first LPGA win, for all of the terrific golf she has shown, it’s Mika Miyazato.

So Yeon Ryu (click image to enlarge)

Before her name can be engraved on the Safeway Classic trophy, Mika has a host of superb golfers she will have to hold off. Only 2 shots back is last week’s winner, So Yeon Ryu. With Lexi Thompson’s missing the cut with a 2nd round 81, So Yeon looks to continue to pad her lead in the LPGA Rookie of the Year race. When Ryu gets hot, she really gets hot. Last week at Jamie Farr she had a streak of 6 straight birdies. In the second round here at Safeway, after a front side 1-over, she came in at 5-under 30 on the back 9. 2 shots is nothing if Ryu is playing well on Sunday. Mika will need to keep the birdies dropping. Even if Ryu stumbles, Miyazato will still face a stacked group of challengers right behind So Yeon including Cristie Kerr, Inbee Park, Paula Creamer and Yani Tseng. All four of those golfers, five if you include Ryu, are  not only LPGA winners, but LPGA Major winners.

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MIKA MIYAZATO

YANI TSENG

 

NATALIE GULBIS

 

MICHELLE WIE

 

INBEE PARK

 

AMY YANG

 

SO YEON RYU

 

CRISTIE KERR

 

SYDNEE MICHAELS

 

PAULA CREAMER

 

Pos Name 1 2 3 Today Thru Total Strokes
1 Mika Miyazato 65 68 4:55 pm -4 F -11 133
2 So Yeon Ryu 67 68 4:55 pm -4 F -9 135
T3 Inbee Park 66 70 4:47 pm -2 F -8 136
T3 Cristie Kerr 66 70 4:47 pm -2 F -8 136
T5 Yani Tseng 70 67 4:39 pm -5 F -7 137
T5 Paula Creamer 68 69 4:39 pm -3 F -7 137
T5 Sydnee Michaels 65 72 4:31 pm E F -7 137
T8 Amy Yang 68 70 4:31 pm -2 F -6 138
T8 Hee-Won Han 68 70 4:23 pm -2 F -6 138
T8 Brittany Lincicome 67 71 4:23 pm -1 F -6 138
T11 Alison Walshe 67 72 3:59 pm E F -5 139
T11 Momoko Ueda 69 70 4:07 pm -2 F -5 139
T11 Michelle Wie 69 70 4:07 pm -2 F -5 139
T14 Angela Oh 70 70 3:35 pm -2 F -4 140
T14 Haeji Kang 71 69 3:43 pm -3 F -4 140
T14 Brittany Lang 71 69 3:43 pm -3 F -4 140
T14 Na Yeon Choi 69 71 3:27 pm -1 F -4 140
T14 Jennifer Johnson 72 68 3:51 pm -4 F -4 140
T14 Sandra Gal 68 72 3:19 pm E F -4 140
T14 I.K. Kim 71 69 3:51 pm -3 F -4 140
T14 Belen Mozo 69 71 3:35 pm -1 F -4 140
T14 Dori Carter 69 71 3:27 pm -1 F -4 140
T14 Jee Young Lee 67 73 3:19 pm +1 F -4 140
T14 Mindy Kim 72 68 3:59 pm -4 F -4 140
T25 Lizette Salas 71 70 3:03 pm -2 F -3 141
T25 Giulia Sergas 71 70 3:11 pm -2 F -3 141
T25 Karine Icher 71 70 3:11 pm -2 F -3 141
T28 Amy Hung 68 74 2:31 pm +2 F -2 142
T28 Mo Martin 69 73 2:47 pm +1 F -2 142
T28 Jane Rah 69 73 2:47 pm +1 F -2 142
T28 Chella Choi 72 70 3:03 pm -2 F -2 142
T28 Suzann Pettersen 71 71 2:55 pm -1 F -2 142
T28 Tiffany Joh 70 72 2:55 pm E F -2 142
T34 Amelia Lewis 69 74 2:07 pm +2 F -1 143
T34 Karlin Beck 68 75 1:59 pm +3 F -1 143
T34 Angela Stanford 75 68 2:31 pm -4 F -1 143
T34 Azahara Munoz 74 69 2:23 pm -3 F -1 143
T34 Karin Sjodin 69 74 2:15 pm +2 F -1 143
T34 Candie Kung 68 75 2:07 pm +3 F -1 143
T34 Shanshan Feng 72 71 2:23 pm -1 F -1 143
T34 Jiyai Shin 71 72 2:15 pm E F -1 143
T42 Pornanong Phatlum 66 78 1:35 pm +6 F E 144
T42 Leta Lindley 73 71 1:51 pm -1 F E 144
T42 Catriona Matthew 72 72 1:51 pm E F E 144
T42 Laura Diaz 72 72 1:43 pm E F E 144
T42 Gerina Piller 70 74 1:43 pm +2 F E 144
T42 Reilley Rankin 73 71 1:59 pm -1 F E 144
T48 Dewi Claire Schreefel 69 76 12:47 pm +4 F +1 145
T48 Cindy LaCrosse 73 72 1:19 pm E F +1 145
T48 Nicole Castrale 73 72 1:27 pm E F +1 145
T48 Anna Nordqvist 72 73 1:03 pm +1 F +1 145
T48 Jodi Ewart 74 71 1:27 pm -1 F +1 145
T48 Meena Lee 71 74 12:55 pm +2 F +1 145
T48 Karrie Webb 72 73 1:03 pm +1 F +1 145
T48 Ai Miyazato 70 75 12:47 pm +3 F +1 145
T48 M.J. Hur 72 73 1:19 pm +1 F +1 145
T48 Amanda Blumenherst 74 71 1:35 pm -1 F +1 145
T48 Mariajo Uribe 71 74 12:55 pm +2 F +1 145
T59 Paige Mackenzie 74 72 12:31 pm E F +2 146
T59 Kristy McPherson 75 71 12:39 pm -1 F +2 146
T59 Juli Inkster 71 75 12:23 pm +3 F +2 146
T59 Beatriz Recari 70 76 12:15 pm +4 F +2 146
T59 Christina Kim 76 70 12:39 pm -2 F +2 146
T59 Karen Stupples 71 75 12:23 pm +3 F +2 146
T59 Heather Bowie Young 74 72 12:31 pm E F +2 146
T66 Stacy Prammanasudh 74 73 11:59 am +1 F +3 147
T66 Natalie Gulbis 71 76 11:35 am +4 F +3 147
T66 Wendy Ward 71 76 11:35 am +4 F +3 147
T66 Sun Young Yoo 72 75 11:43 am +3 F +3 147
T66 Maria Hjorth 74 73 12:07 pm +1 F +3 147
T66 Stacy Lewis 73 74 11:51 am +2 F +3 147
T66 Sophie Gustafson 72 75 11:43 am +3 F +3 147
T66 Jennifer Rosales 74 73 12:07 pm +1 F +3 147
T66 Kathleen Ekey 73 74 11:59 am +2 F +3 147
T66 Pernilla Lindberg 75 72 12:15 pm E F +3 147
T66 Sarah Jane Smith 73 74 11:51 am +2 F +3 147
77 Lisa Ferrero 82 10:37 am - - - +10 82
78 Stephanie Sherlock 81 5:16 pm - - - +9 81
WD Ji Young Oh WD WD WD WD - WD WD
WD Jeong Jang WD WD WD WD - WD WD
T79 Marcy Hart 74 74 CUT - - - 148
T79 Taylor Coutu 71 77 CUT - - - 148
T79 Julieta Granada 79 69 CUT - - - 148
T79 Ilhee Lee 69 79 CUT - - - 148
T79 Hee Kyung Seo 74 74 CUT - - - 148
T79 Lindsey Wright 75 73 CUT - - - 148
T79 Ryann O’Toole 71 77 CUT - - - 148
T79 Stephanie Kono 78 70 CUT - - - 148
T79 Hannah Yun 75 73 CUT - - - 148
T88 Danielle Kang 73 76 CUT - - - 149
T88 Morgan Pressel 74 75 CUT - - - 149
T88 Hee Young Park 72 77 CUT - - - 149
T88 Jenny Shin 76 73 CUT - - - 149
T88 Jessica Korda 76 73 CUT - - - 149
T88 Vicky Hurst 76 73 CUT - - - 149
T88 Irene Cho 78 71 CUT - - - 149
T88 Beth Bader 76 73 CUT - - - 149
T88 Jin Young Pak 73 76 CUT - - - 149
T97 Maria Hernandez 75 75 CUT - - - 150
T97 Jane Park 76 74 CUT - - - 150
T97 Jennifer Song 77 73 CUT - - - 150
T97 Becky Morgan 72 78 CUT - - - 150
T97 Jacqui Concolino 75 75 CUT - - - 150
T97 Jennie Lee 75 75 CUT - - - 150
T97 Eun-Hee Ji 78 72 CUT - - - 150
T97 Katherine Hull 70 80 CUT - - - 150
T97 Alena Sharp 76 74 CUT - - - 150
T97 Janice Moodie 77 73 CUT - - - 150
T107 Ayaka Kaneko 78 73 CUT - - - 151
T107 Tanya Dergal 71 80 CUT - - - 151
T107 Lexi Thompson 70 81 CUT - - - 151
T107 Lee Lopez 76 75 CUT - - - 151
T107 Hanna Kang 73 78 CUT - - - 151
T112 Allison Hanna 76 76 CUT - - - 152
T112 Jessica Shepley 74 78 CUT - - - 152
T112 Lorie Kane 77 75 CUT - - - 152
T112 Katie Futcher 73 79 CUT - - - 152
T116 Sandra Changkija 74 79 CUT - - - 153
T116 Mina Harigae 78 75 CUT - - - 153
T116 Veronica Felibert 73 80 CUT - - - 153
T116 Nicole Hage 75 78 CUT - - - 153
T116 Christel Boeljon 78 75 CUT - - - 153
T116 Diana D’Alessio 75 78 CUT - - - 153
T122 Meaghan Francella 77 77 CUT - - - 154
T122 Moira Dunn 78 76 CUT - - - 154
T122 Katy Harris 76 78 CUT - - - 154
T122 Sara Ovadia 79 75 CUT - - - 154
T126 Christine Song 74 81 CUT - - - 155
T126 Jimin Kang 77 78 CUT - - - 155
T126 Meredith Duncan 78 77 CUT - - - 155
T126 Elisa Serramia 79 76 CUT - - - 155
T126 Stephanie Louden 75 80 CUT - - - 155
T126 Kris Tamulis 75 80 CUT - - - 155
T132 Rebecca Lee-Bentham 78 78 CUT - - - 156
T132 Victoria Tanco 80 76 CUT - - - 156
T132 Ashli Bunch 77 79 CUT - - - 156
T135 Cydney Clanton 80 77 CUT - - - 157
T135 Lacey Agnew 73 84 CUT - - - 157
T135 Min Seo Kwak 79 78 CUT - - - 157
T138 Anna Grzebien 82 77 CUT - - - 159
T138 Isabelle Beisiegel 79 80 CUT - - - 159
T140 Sarah Kemp 80 80 CUT - - - 160
T140 Numa Gulyanamitta 80 80 CUT - - - 160
142 Na On Min 87 80 CUT - - - 167
- Minea Blomqvist - - - - - - -
- Song-Hee Kim

 

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