Inbee Park Seizes Lead As 2nd Round Of 2013 US Women’s Open Suspended, Halfway Home To History

Inbee Park (click to enlarge)

Wow. I mean…just, wow. I knew Inbee Park was good coming into 2013. She went down to the wire, literally, with Stacy Lewis last year fighting for Player of the Year honors. This I never saw coming, though. After a 2nd round 4-under pushed her to 9-under overall, Inbee is halfway home to history. She’s won the 2 LPGA Majors played so far in this year. She’s now 36 holes away from making it 3 for 3 by winning the US Women’s Open. I always say there is a lot of golf to be played when assessing a player’s chances this early, but Inbee is now in Annika/Lorena Zone, that place where her name atop a leaderboard can make it seem like everybody else is playing for 2nd place. Don’t tell In Kyung Kim that. She’s only 2 shots back at 7-under. I have no doubt that Inky will keep fighting to win the Major that eluded her at the 2012 Kraft Nabisco Championship. The rest of the contenders need to have great rounds on Saturday or hope Inbee comes back to the field since the closest challengers other than Inky, Lizette Salas and Jodi Ewart Shadoff, are at 4-under. They, and the others, have to keep Inbee and Inky from running away on moving day or it’ll be a de facto match play for the trophy on Sunday. Fog suspended play in round 2, although most players have completed their rounds. The question is whether there is a fog descending on the chances of players to catch Inbee Park.

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LIZETTE SALAS

CATRIONA MATTHEW

BROOKE MACKENZIE HENDERSON

IN KYUNG KIM

JESSICA KORDA

PK KRONGKAPHAN

BEATRIZ RECARI

MIKA MIYAZATO

PAULA CREAMER

CHIE ARIMURA

HA NEUL KIM

SO YEON RYU

INBEE PARK

SUZANN PETTERSEN

MICHELLE WIE

AI MIYAZATO

LEXI THOMPSON

NELLY KORDA

MOMOKO UEDA

STACY LEWIS

JENNIFER ROSALES

NATALIE GULBIS

JE-YOON YANG

Pos Name 1 2 3 4 Today Thru Total Strokes
1 Inbee Park 67 68 -4 F -9 135
2 I.K. Kim 68 69 -3 F -7 137
T3 Lizette Salas 68 72 E F -4 140
T3 Jodi Ewart Shadoff 70 58 -2 15 -4 128
T5 Angela Stanford 73 68 -4 F -3 141
T5 Jessica Korda 70 71 -1 F -3 141
T7 So Yeon Ryu 73 69 -3 F -2 142
T7 Anna Nordqvist 68 74 +2 F -2 142
T9 Ha-Neul Kim 66 77 +5 F -1 143
T9 Caroline Hedwall 68 58 +3 14 -1 126
T11 Haeji Kang 71 73 +1 F E 144
T11 Cristie Kerr 72 72 E F E 144
T11 Lindy Duncan 71 73 +1 F E 144
T11 Brittany Lincicome* 72 63 E 16 E 135
T11 Soo-Jin Yang 72 51 E 13 E 123
T11 Jennifer Rosales* 70 50 +2 12 E 120
T17 Brittany Lang 76 69 -3 F +1 145
T17 Paula Creamer 72 73 +1 F +1 145
T17 Catriona Matthew 70 75 +3 F +1 145
T17 Lexi Thompson 75 62 -2 16 +1 137
T17 Karine Icher 70 58 +3 14 +1 128
T17 Ryann O’Toole 72 52 +1 13 +1 124
T23 Amy Meier 74 72 E F +2 146
T23 Maude-Aimee Leblanc 69 77 +5 F +2 146
T23 Amy Yang 74 72 E F +2 146
T23 Shanshan Feng 71 75 +3 F +2 146
T23 Ai Miyazato 76 62 -2 16 +2 138
T23 M.J. Hur 75 59 -1 15 +2 134
T23 Sarah Jane Smith 71 63 +3 15 +2 134
T23 Caroline Masson* 71 59 +3 14 +2 130
T23 Kristy McPherson* 74 48 E 12 +2 122
T32 Brooke Henderson 71 76 +4 F +3 147
T32 Azahara Munoz 73 74 +2 F +3 147
T32 Morgan Pressel 73 74 +2 F +3 147
T32 Dewi Claire Schreefel 76 71 -1 F +3 147
T32 Stacy Lewis 71 76 +4 F +3 147
T32 Jane Park* 73 65 +2 16 +3 138
T32 Mariajo Uribe* 70 68 +5 16 +3 138
T32 Na Yeon Choi* 71 67 +4 16 +3 138
T32 Lydia Ko* 72 66 +3 16 +3 138
T32 Karrie Webb 73 66 +2 16 +3 139
T32 Danah Bordner 73 62 +2 15 +3 135
T32 Natalie Gulbis* 70 57 +5 13 +3 127
T44 Casie Cathrea 75 73 +1 F +4 148
T44 Chella Choi 73 75 +3 F +4 148
T44 Pornanong Phatlum 71 77 +5 F +4 148
T44 Mo Martin 74 74 +2 F +4 148
T44 Cindy LaCrosse 74 74 +2 F +4 148
T44 Doris Chen 74 74 +2 F +4 148
T44 Carlota Ciganda 76 55 E 14 +4 131
T44 Je-Yoon Yang* 70 58 +6 13 +4 128
T44 Becky Morgan* 75 49 +1 12 +4 124
T44 Lindsey Wright* 73 48 +3 11 +4 121
T54 Austin Ernst 75 74 +2 F +5 149
T54 Thidapa Suwannapura 75 74 +2 F +5 149
T54 Mika Miyazato 72 77 +5 F +5 149
T54 Gerina Piller 73 76 +4 F +5 149
T54 Hee Kyung Seo 75 74 +2 F +5 149
T54 Jackie Barenborg Stoel 75 74 +2 F +5 149
T54 Yueer Cindy Feng 72 77 +5 F +5 149
T54 Jenny Shin 78 71 -1 F +5 149
T54 Momoko Ueda 73 55 +4 13 +5 128
T54 Nicole Jeray 75 53 +2 13 +5 128
T54 Char Young Kim* 75 47 +2 11 +5 122
T65 Moira Dunn 78 72 E F +6 150
T65 Julieta Granada 74 76 +4 F +6 150
T65 Christina Kim 75 75 +3 F +6 150
T65 Laura Diaz 76 74 +2 F +6 150
T65 Ayako Uehara 75 75 +3 F +6 150
T65 Nelly Korda 73 77 +5 F +6 150
T65 Caroline Westrup 74 76 +4 F +6 150
T65 Meena Lee 71 79 +7 F +6 150
T65 Miki Saiki* 75 59 +3 14 +6 134
T74 Paz Echeverria 69 82 +10 F +7 151
T74 Christel Boeljon 77 74 +2 F +7 151
T74 Yani Tseng 76 75 +3 F +7 151
T74 Juli Inkster 72 79 +7 F +7 151
T74 Sandra Gal 76 75 +3 F +7 151
T74 Kris Tamulis 75 76 +4 F +7 151
T74 Rachel Rohanna 74 77 +5 F +7 151
T74 Eun-Hee Ji 73 73 +6 17 +7 146
T74 Alison Walshe 77 62 +2 15 +7 139
T74 Sun Young Yoo* 77 62 +2 15 +7 139
T84 Megan Grehan 78 74 +2 F +8 152
T84 Beatriz Recari 81 71 -1 F +8 152
T84 Lorie Kane 77 75 +3 F +8 152
T84 Christi Cano 74 78 +6 F +8 152
T84 Emily Tubert 74 78 +6 F +8 152
T84 Katie Futcher 78 74 +2 F +8 152
T84 Pernilla Lindberg 76 76 +4 F +8 152
T84 Vicky Hurst 79 68 +1 17 +8 147
T84 Karen Stupples* 75 61 +5 14 +8 136
T84 Sophie Gustafson* 78 54 +2 13 +8 132
T94 Caroline Powers 73 80 +8 F +9 153
T94 Ji Young Oh 79 74 +2 F +9 153
T94 Hee Young Park 76 77 +5 F +9 153
T94 Nicole Castrale 78 75 +3 F +9 153
T94 Mina Harigae 77 76 +4 F +9 153
T94 Katherine Hull-Kirk 73 80 +8 F +9 153
T94 Sydnee Michaels 78 75 +3 F +9 153
T94 Kyung Kim 71 82 +10 F +9 153
T102 Annie Park 79 75 +3 F +10 154
T102 Giulia Sergas 79 75 +3 F +10 154
T102 Jiyai Shin 76 78 +6 F +10 154
T102 Chie Arimura 76 78 +6 F +10 154
T102 Ilhee Lee 76 78 +6 F +10 154
T102 Jamie Hullett 78 76 +4 F +10 154
T102 Suzann Pettersen 76 78 +6 F +10 154
T102 Jennifer Johnson* 76 66 +6 15 +10 142
T102 Stacey Keating 76 57 +6 13 +10 133
T111 Irene Cho 77 78 +6 F +11 155
T111 Brooke Pancake 74 81 +9 F +11 155
T111 Birdie Kim 78 77 +5 F +11 155
T111 Gabriella Then 77 78 +6 F +11 155
T111 Tiffany Lua 76 79 +7 F +11 155
T111 Michelle Wie 80 70 +3 17 +11 150
T111 Candie Kung 79 64 +4 15 +11 143
T111 Nicole Zhang 77 57 +6 13 +11 134
T119 P.K. Kongkraphan 76 80 +8 F +12 156
T119 Tiffany Joh 75 81 +9 F +12 156
T119 Hee-Won Han 80 76 +4 F +12 156
T119 Stephanie Sherlock 78 78 +6 F +12 156
T119 Carly Booth 78 78 +6 F +12 156
T119 Belen Mozo 78 78 +6 F +12 156
T119 Danielle Kang* 74 73 +10 16 +12 147
T119 Se Ri Pak* 78 66 +6 15 +12 144
T127 Katy Harris 78 79 +7 F +13 157
T127 Mariah Stackhouse 78 79 +7 F +13 157
T127 Jessica Shepley 77 80 +8 F +13 157
T130 Emily Childs 77 81 +9 F +14 158
T130 Kirby Dreher 77 81 +9 F +14 158
T130 Felicity Johnson 83 75 +3 F +14 158
T133 Hannah Suh 80 79 +7 F +15 159
T133 Alexandra Kaui 78 81 +9 F +15 159
T133 Macarena Silva 79 80 +8 F +15 159
T136 Mariel Galdiano 80 80 +8 F +16 160
T136 Taylore Karle 78 82 +10 F +16 160
T136 Aimee Cho 81 79 +7 F +16 160
T139 Shannon Aubert 81 80 +8 F +17 161
T139 Chelsea Harris 81 80 +8 F +17 161
T139 Amelia Lewis 78 83 +11 F +17 161
142 Erica Herr 77 85 +13 F +18 162
T143 Catherine Matranga 78 85 +13 F +19 163
T143 Mikayla Harmon 79 84 +12 F +19 163
T143 Janice Moodie 84 79 +7 F +19 163
T143 Kelli Bowers 84 79 +7 F +19 163
147 Sally Watson 82 82 +10 F +20 164
T148 Kendra Little 77 88 +16 F +21 165
T148 Elena Robles 77 88 +16 F +21 165
T150 Alice H. Kim 89 77 +5 F +22 166
T150 Tiffany Tavee 85 81 +9 F +22 166
152 Christine Song 78 89 +17 F +23 167
153 Karinn Dickinson 86 82 +10 F +24 168
154 Elizabeth Schultz 78 91 +19 F +25 169
155 Izzy Beisiegel 84 86 +14 F +26 170
156 Yoon-Kyung Heo 79 2:42 pm +7 79

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