Stacy Lewis Leads At Midway Point Of 2011 Kraft Nabisco Championship; Yani Tseng Is Lurking

Stacy Lewis

Former University of Arkansas NCAA Champion Stacy Lewis used a 4 birdie 1 bogey 3-under 69 to push her overall score to 9-under at the halfway point of the 2011 LPGA Kraft Nabisco Championship. But the former LPGA Q-school medalist cannot be complacent as a host of stars are hot on her heels including the defending champion Yani Tseng, and two other former champions, Morgan Pressel and Brittany Lincicome. With three of the last four champions in pursuit, Lewis will need to continue to go low. To do so, she must improve on the 5 of 14 fairways hit she produced in round 2. That might have been fine for one round, but it is not a recipe for Major success.

Yani Tseng

Meanwhile, expect Yani Tseng to make a weekend push to win back to back titles at Mission Hills. Yani was at times brilliant and erratic on Friday, birdying 3 of the first 4 holes and smoking the ball off the tee, but also dropping in 3 bogeys with her 7 birdies. Let’s take a look at Yani’s round:

Michelle Wie

There were some tense moments when Michelle Wie hit a little girl in the head with her opening tee shot. The girl was ultimately ok, but it is a vivid reminder of the dangers inherent in being on a golf course during play. Wie would go on to tie In-Kyung Kim for low round of the day with a 5-under 67. Wie sits at 3-under overall midway through.

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POS START CNTRY PLAYER TO PAR THRU TODAY R1 R2 R3 R4 TOTAL
1 1 USA LEWIS, Stacy -9 1:10 PM 66 69 135
T2 T2 TPE TSENG, Yani -6 1:10 PM 70 68 138
T2 T2 USA LINCICOME, Brittany -6 1:01 PM 66 72 138
T2 T2 USA PARK, Jane -6 1:01 PM 68 70 138
T5 T5 USA PRESSEL, Morgan -5 12:52 PM 70 69 139
T5 T5 KOR YANG, Amy -5 12:52 PM 70 69 139
7 7 SWE GUSTAFSON, Sophie -4 12:43 PM 72 68 140
T8 T8 USA WIE, Michelle -3 12:43 PM 74 67 141
T8 T8 USA FUTCHER, Katie -3 12:34 PM 70 71 141
T8 T8 KOR KANG, Jimin -3 12:34 PM 72 69 141
Bid now on 2009 U.S. Solheim Cup Captain Beth Daniel’s golf bag >>
T8 T8 JPN ARIMURA, Chie -3 12:25 PM 68 73 141
T8 T8 USA WARD, Wendy -3 12:25 PM 70 71 141
T8 T8 DEU GAL, Sandra -3 12:08 PM 67 74 141
T14 T14 KOR KIM, I.K. -2 12:08 PM 75 67 142
T14 T14 PRY GRANADA, Julieta -2 11:59 AM 72 70 142
T14 T14 KOR YOO, Sun Young -2 11:59 AM 74 68 142
T14 T14 KOR LEE, Seon Hwa -2 11:50 AM 72 70 142
T14 T14 JPN MIYAZATO, Mika -2 11:50 AM 67 75 142
T19 T19 USA LINDLEY, Leta -1 11:41 AM 72 71 143
T19 T19 GBR STUPPLES, Karen -1 11:41 AM 71 72 143
T19 T19 SWE NORDQVIST, Anna -1 11:32 AM 69 74 143
T19 T19 AUS WEBB, Karrie -1 11:32 AM 69 74 143
T23 T23 KOR PAK, Se Ri E 11:23 AM 73 71 144
T23 T23 AUS SMITH, Sarah Jane E 11:23 AM 72 72 144
T23 T23 FRA NOCERA, Gwladys E 11:14 AM 72 72 144
Keep up-to-date on who has punched their Ticket to CME Group Titleholders >>
T23 T23 USA STANFORD, Angela E 11:14 AM 72 72 144
T23 T23 USA RANKIN, Reilley E 11:05 AM 69 75 144

STACY LEWIS

PAULA CREAMER

YANI TSENG

MICHELLE WIE

AZAHARA MUNOZ

SANDRA GAL

MORGAN PRESSEL

AI MIYAZATO

MI HYUN KIM

HEE KYUNG SEO

SEON-HWA LEE

SO-YEON RYU

HAEJI KANG

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