Jee Young Lee Leads 2013 RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup After 2nd Round

Jee Young Lee (click to enlarge)

A few years ago…well, maybe slightly more than a few…I thought Jee Young Lee would be the next big thing. She burst onto the scene by winning the 2005 CJ Nine Bridges Classic as a non-LPGA member in her native South Korea. With the win, she won automatic membership on the American tour. Jee Young could really crush it. Even watching on television, you could hear people in the gallery gasp when Jee Young hit a powerful shot. But after a great start on tour, where between the 2006 LPGA Championship and 2009 Kraft Nabisco Championship she finished in the Top 25 of 12 straight Majors, including 4 Top 10s and a runner-up finish at the 2007 Women’s British Open, her game slipped. Unfortunately, she has now missed the cut in the last 6 LPGA Majors she has played. Maybe she is coming around now. I hope so. After the 2nd round of the 2013 RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup, she leads at 15-under, following a brilliant 8-under 64 in the 2nd round. Her clean 8-birdie, no bogey round is a reminder of the potential she once showed. Still, a lot can happen over the next two days, so it’s not over. 1st round leader Ai Miyazato is only 1 shot back and reigning Player of the Year Stacy Lewis is in striking distance. But whether she wins the tournament or not, I hope her showing through the first 36 holes is a sign that Jee Young Lee is back to being the player she once was.

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JEE YOUNG LEE

AI MIYAZATO

ANNA NORDQVIST

STACY LEWIS

with Yani Tseng and Paula Creamer

hugging Paula Creamer

HEE YOUNG PARK

CRISTIE KERR

SARA-MAUDE JUNEAU

AYAKO UEHARA

MARIAJO URIBE

DORI CARTER

MICHELLE WIE

CHIE ARIMURA

BELEN MOZO

Pos Name 1 2 3 4 Today Thru Total Strokes
1 Jee Young Lee 65 64 1:55 pm F -15 129
2 Ai Miyazato 63 67 1:55 pm F -14 130
3 Stacy Lewis 68 65 1:55 pm F -11 133
T4 Candie Kung 66 69 1:35 pm F -9 135
T4 Gerina Piller 66 69 1:35 pm F -9 135
T4 Danielle Kang 68 67 1:45 pm F -9 135
T4 Lindsey Wright 68 67 1:45 pm F -9 135
T4 Amy Yang 68 67 1:45 pm F -9 135
T9 Sandra Gal 67 69 1:15 pm F -8 136
T9 Cristie Kerr 71 65 1:25 pm F -8 136
T9 I.K. Kim 69 67 1:25 pm F -8 136
T9 Anna Nordqvist 70 66 1:25 pm F -8 136
T9 Daniela Iacobelli 71 65 1:35 pm F -8 136
T14 Katherine Hull-Kirk 67 70 12:45 pm F -7 137
T14 Hee-Won Han 69 68 12:55 pm F -7 137
T14 Jimin Kang 68 69 12:55 pm F -7 137
T14 Jiyai Shin 67 70 12:55 pm F -7 137
T14 Cindy LaCrosse 69 68 1:05 pm F -7 137
T14 Lizette Salas 69 68 1:05 pm F -7 137
T14 Thidapa Suwannapura 69 68 1:05 pm F -7 137
T14 Jessica Korda 70 67 1:15 pm F -7 137
T14 Sydnee Michaels 70 67 1:15 pm F -7 137
T23 Brittany Lang 66 72 12:05 pm F -6 138
T23 Juli Inkster 68 70 12:15 pm F -6 138
T23 Eun-Hee Ji 68 70 12:15 pm F -6 138
T23 Angela Stanford 68 70 12:15 pm F -6 138
T23 Veronica Felibert 69 69 12:25 pm F -6 138
T23 Mina Harigae 70 68 12:25 pm F -6 138
T23 Giulia Sergas 69 69 12:25 pm F -6 138
T23 Nicole Castrale 71 67 12:35 pm F -6 138
T23 Moriya Jutanugarn 70 68 12:35 pm F -6 138
T23 Jennie Lee 71 67 12:35 pm F -6 138
T23 Heather Bowie Young 72 66 12:45 pm F -6 138
T23 Pernilla Lindberg 72 66 12:45 pm F -6 138
T35 Paula Creamer 69 70 11:55 am F -5 139
T35 Mo Martin 69 70 11:55 am F -5 139
T35 Karine Icher 71 68 12:05 pm F -5 139
T35 Karrie Webb 70 69 12:05 pm F -5 139
T39 Silvia Cavalleri 70 70 11:55 am F -4 140
T39 Belen Mozo 74 66 11:55 am F -4 140
T39 Hee Young Park 71 69 11:55 am F -4 140
T39 Beatriz Recari 70 70 11:55 am F -4 140
T39 Jacqui Concolino 70 70 12:05 pm F -4 140
T39 Caroline Hedwall 70 70 12:05 pm F -4 140
T39 Karen Stupples 70 70 12:05 pm F -4 140
T39 Lauren Doughtie 69 71 12:15 pm F -4 140
T39 Paige Mackenzie 70 70 12:15 pm F -4 140
T39 Inbee Park 69 71 12:15 pm F -4 140
T39 Pornanong Phatlum 66 74 12:25 pm F -4 140
T50 Maria Hjorth 72 69 12:25 pm F -3 141
T50 Sarah Kemp 72 69 12:25 pm F -3 141
T50 Jennifer Johnson 70 71 12:35 pm F -3 141
T50 Ryann O’Toole 70 71 12:35 pm F -3 141
T50 Hee Kyung Seo 71 70 12:35 pm F -3 141
T50 Julieta Granada 69 72 12:45 pm F -3 141
T50 Azahara Munoz 69 72 12:45 pm F -3 141
T50 Stacy Prammanasudh 69 72 12:45 pm F -3 141
T50 Na Yeon Choi 69 72 12:55 pm F -3 141
T50 Lexi Thompson 67 74 12:55 pm F -3 141
T60 Christel Boeljon 75 67 12:55 pm F -2 142
T60 Moira Dunn 72 70 1:05 pm F -2 142
T60 Katie Futcher 73 69 1:05 pm F -2 142
T60 So Yeon Ryu 72 70 1:05 pm F -2 142
T60 Chie Arimura 71 71 1:15 pm F -2 142
T60 Meaghan Francella 71 71 1:15 pm F -2 142
T60 Seon Hwa Lee 72 70 1:15 pm F -2 142
T60 Austin Ernst 70 72 1:25 pm F -2 142
T60 Jodi Ewart Shadoff 71 71 1:25 pm F -2 142
T60 Brooke Pancake 71 71 1:25 pm F -2 142
T60 Ilhee Lee 69 73 1:35 pm F -2 142
T60 Yani Tseng 70 72 1:35 pm F -2 142
T60 Jennifer Gleason 68 74 1:45 pm F -2 142
T60 Kris Tamulis 68 74 1:45 pm F -2 142
WD Esther Choe WD WD WD WD WD WD WD
T74 Chella Choi 71 72 MC MC 143
T74 Lorie Kane 73 70 MC MC 143
T74 Kristy McPherson 69 74 MC MC 143
T74 Jennifer Rosales 73 70 MC MC 143
T74 Jenny Shin 71 72 MC MC 143
T74 Sarah Jane Smith 72 71 MC MC 143
T74 Jaclyn Sweeney 71 72 MC MC 143
T74 Kim Welch 71 72 MC MC 143
T82 Vicky Hurst 72 72 MC MC 144
T82 Felicity Johnson 69 75 MC MC 144
T82 Mi Hyang Lee 71 73 MC MC 144
T82 Amelia Lewis 70 74 MC MC 144
T82 Paola Moreno 73 71 MC MC 144
T82 Becky Morgan 75 69 MC MC 144
T82 Suzann Pettersen 73 71 MC MC 144
T82 Morgan Pressel 73 71 MC MC 144
T82 Stephanie Sherlock 72 72 MC MC 144
T82 Nicole Smith 71 73 MC MC 144
T82 Jennifer Song 72 72 MC MC 144
T82 Alison Walshe 74 70 MC MC 144
T94 Karlin Beck 70 75 MC MC 145
T94 Laura Diaz 71 74 MC MC 145
T94 Jeong Jang 72 73 MC MC 145
T94 Haeji Kang 73 72 MC MC 145
T94 Maude-Aimee Leblanc 73 72 MC MC 145
T94 Caroline Masson 73 72 MC MC 145
T94 Lisa McCloskey 71 74 MC MC 145
T94 Jane Park 73 72 MC MC 145
T94 Karin Sjodin 70 75 MC MC 145
T94 Ayako Uehara 75 70 MC MC 145
T94 Mariajo Uribe 71 74 MC MC 145
T105 Mindy Kim 74 72 MC MC 146
T105 Rebecca Lee-Bentham 73 73 MC MC 146
T105 Jane Rah 73 73 MC MC 146
T105 Michelle Wie 74 72 MC MC 146
T109 Laura Davies 73 74 MC MC 147
T109 Victoria Elizabeth 73 74 MC MC 147
T109 Pat Hurst 75 72 MC MC 147
T109 Sara Maude Juneau 71 76 MC MC 147
T109 Giulia Molinaro 75 72 MC MC 147
T109 Kayla Mortellaro 71 76 MC MC 147
T109 Marina Stuetz 75 72 MC MC 147
T109 Sun Young Yoo 71 76 MC MC 147
T117 Julia Boland 73 75 MC MC 148
T117 Sophie Gustafson 76 72 MC MC 148
T117 Amy Hung 70 78 MC MC 148
T117 Meena Lee 76 72 MC MC 148
T117 Brittany Lincicome 75 73 MC MC 148
T122 Amanda Blumenherst 71 78 MC MC 149
T122 M.J. Hur 76 73 MC MC 149
T122 Dewi Claire Schreefel 77 72 MC MC 149
T122 Wendy Ward 75 74 MC MC 149
T126 Dori Carter 79 71 MC MC 150
T126 Carlota Ciganda 74 76 MC MC 150
T126 Nicole Jeray 75 75 MC MC 150
129 Jin Young Pak 74 77 MC MC 151
130 Kathleen Ekey 75 77 MC MC 152
131 Numa Gulyanamitta 81 73 MC MC 154
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