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Denmark’s Emily Kristine Pedersen carded 12-under-par 65 to take the solo lead over Japan’s Minami Katsu at The ANNIKA Pushed By Gainbridge At Pelican; protection continues on Sky Sports activities Golf from 7pm on Saturday

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Highlights from the second spherical of The ANNIKA pushed by Gainbridge at Pelican Golf Membership from the LPGA Tour

Highlights from the second spherical of The ANNIKA pushed by Gainbridge at Pelican Golf Membership from the LPGA Tour

Emily Kristine Pedersen’s beautiful begin to her second spherical led to a five-under 65, which gave her the lead at The ANNIKA Pushed By Gainbridge At Pelican after two rounds.

Pedersen’s 12-under 128 broke the event’s 36-hole scoring file by one shot. She was one off the tempo to start out the day however now sits two strokes forward of Japan’s Minami Katsu, who posted a 67. Thailand’s Jasmine Suwannapura shot 65 and moved into third at nine-under on Friday.

She started her spherical with consecutive birdies to open the again 9. She rolled in three extra at Nos. 14, 16 and 18 for a five-under 30.

The Dane might need moved even additional forward, however every of her three birdies on the entrance 9 was erased by a bogey quickly after. A bogey 4 on the par-three ninth held her at five-under for the day.

“Holed some good putts. I feel the greens have been so pure on this morning. Not that they weren’t this afternoon, however I had a couple of good rolls to start out with,” Pedersen mentioned.

“Then I feel it obtained a little bit bit extra windy on the market and my again 9 was not as I hoped. I hit a couple of uncommitted golf pictures that I am a little bit bit mad at myself about. I imply, that occurs. Hopefully I can commit a bit extra tomorrow and hold it happening the entire spherical.”

Pedersen has received 5 occasions on the Women European Tour however is looking for her first victory in the USA. The 27-year-old can also be vying for a spot in subsequent week’s season-ending CME Group Tour Championship.

Emily Kristine Pedersen carded 12-under-par 65 to take the solo lead at The ANNIKA Pushed By Gainbridge At Pelican

The highest 60 gamers within the standings after this event will qualify; Pedersen began the week at No. 80 however would vault into the highest 60 with a win.

“I am simply making an attempt to concentrate on placing collectively a great day, a great gap, good shot every single day. So many occasions I’ve seemed forward and it isn’t gone effectively, so I am making an attempt to do one thing totally different,” she continued.

Katsu (No. 78 within the Race to the CME Globe) was tied for second with Pedersen at seven-under 63 getting into the day. She carded 5 birdies and two bogeys on Friday.

“I felt like there was a little bit of wind at the moment so I used to be type of telling myself, wind goes to be my pal for at the moment,” Katsu mentioned.

Jasmine Suwannapura is third going into the weekend’s motion at Pelican Golf Membership in Belleair

Suwannapura holed eight birdies on Friday to counteract three bogeys, bettering on her Thursday rating by one. The 2-time LPGA winner stood forty ninth within the CME standings getting into the week.

“I feel my sport has been getting higher each week since June. I do not know. I make tons of cuts and it will get extra constantly,” Suwannapura mentioned

“Get extra comfy with my sport and I see the optimistic in my sport, and it is simply hold taking part in and have enjoyable with my caddie on the market.”

World No 4 Jin Younger Ko of South Korea had a 69 on Friday and is tied for fourth at eight-under with USA’s Lindy Duncan (65), France’s Perrine Delacour (65), Wichanee Meechai of Thailand (66), Gaby Lopez of Mexico (67) and Muni He of China (67).

Two-time defending champion Nelly Korda is at five-under after a 68. Canada’s Brooke Henderson, who fired a 62 on Thursday to take the lead, plummeted to three-under because of a 75 that included 4 bogeys and two double bogeys. Notables to overlook the minimize at one-under par included Stacy Lewis and Celine Boutier of France, each at even par.

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