2022 U.S. Women’s Open – Round 2 notes

Harigae stays atop field, shares lead with Lee at -9 overall

Peter Koutroumpis, Triangle Sports Network
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SOUTHERN PINES, NC – Birdies were chirping at the 2022 Women’s U.S. Open on the course at Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club on Friday.

Mina Harigae followed up her first-round 64 with a 2-under 69 during Round 2, and continued to lead the field at 9-under par.

Harigae carded five birdies and three bogeys on the day, and eventually shared the lead with Minjee Lee.

A seven-time LPGA Tour winner, Lee joined Harigae at the top of the leaderboard posting a 5-under 66.

“Since it was the morning, fairways were a little softer, greens were a little softer, so my drives weren’t going as far and I had a little longer clubs in,” Harigae said.

“The golf course can really catch up to you quickly, so just trying to take whatever I have in front of me,” Lee, a recent winner at the Cognizant Founders Cup, added.

“Whenever I have a birdie opportunity, I try to take advantage of that.”


Low Am

The cut came at 3-over-par 145 with 66 professionals and four amateurs qualifying for the weekend.

Reigning U.S. Girls’ Junior champion and 2022 NCAA Division I individual titlist Rose Zhang, No. 1 in the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking, world No. 2 Ingrid Lindblad, 2022 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball runner-up Bailey Shoemaker and Saki Baba, of Japan, were the four amateurs to make the cut.

At least one amateur has made the cut in every U.S. Women’s Open, which includes the inaugural championship in 1946 that was contested entirely at match play.

The week began with 29 amateurs in the starting field of 156.

High profile notables

2014 U.S. Women’s Open winner Michelle Wie West wrapped up her full-time LPGA Tour career with a 3-over 74, missing the cut at +5 overall.

Defending champion Yuka Saso (+9) and three-time champion Annika Sorenstam (+13) also missed the cut.

Five past champions made the cut: Sung Hyun Park (2017), Eun-Hee Ji (2009), Jeongeun Lee6 (2019), A Lim Kim (2020) and In Gee Chun (2015).

In addition to Wie West, Sorenstam and Saso, three other past winners also missed the cut, including Brittany Lang (2016), Ariya Jutanugarn (2018), and Na Yeon Choi (2012).

Five players who gained entrance into the field over the past couple of weeks as first alternates made the cut: Lindblad, Andrea Lee, Allisen Corpuz, Lilia Vu and the lone North Carolinian in the field, Allison Emrey, of Charlotte.

Summary Results

2022 U.S. Women’s Open – Round 2


T1,Mina Harigae,64-69-133,-9

T1,Minjee Lee,67-66-133,-9

T3,Hyejin Choi,71-64-135,-7

T3,Anna Nordqvist,67-68-135,-7

T5,Jin Young Ko,69-67-136,-6

T5,Ingrid Lindblad (a),65-71-136,-6

T7,Moriya Jutanugarn,69-68-137,-5

T7,Sei Young Kim,69-68-137,-5

T9,Bronte Law,69-69-138,-4

T9,Megan Khang,71-67-138,-4

T9,Ryann O’Toole,67-71-138,-4

T9,Sung Hyun Park,69-69-138,-4

T9,Andrea Lee,70-68-138,-4

T14,Nelly Korda,70-69-139,-3

T14,Eun-Hee Ji,70-69-139,-3

T14,Lexi Thompson,68-71-139,-3

T17,Xiyu Janet Lin,71-69-140,-2

T17,Leona Maguire,70-70-140,-2

T17,Lauren Hartlage,71-69-140,-2

T17,Lilia Vu,71-69-140,-2

T21,Lizette Salas,71-70-141,-1

T21,So Mi Lee,73-68-141,-1

T21,Amy Olson,69-72-141,-1

T21,Sakura Koiwai,70-71-141,-1

T21,Hannah Green,70-71-141,-1

T21,Lydia Ko,72-69-141,-1

T27,Yuna Takagi,74-68-142,E

T27,Bailey Shoemaker (a),72-70-142,E

T27,Celine Boutier,71-71-142,E

T27,Na Rin An,72-70-142,E

T27,Amanda Doherty,70-72-142,E

T27,Ally Ewing,68-74-142,E

T27,Brittany Altomare,73-69-142,E

T27,Mao Saigo,70-72-142,E

T27,Jessica Korda,72-70-142,E

T36,Frida Kinhult,73-70-143,+1

T36,Isi Gabsa,74-69-143,+1

T36,Marissa Steen,72-71-143,+1

T36,In-Kyung Kim,71-72-143,+1

T36,Georgia Hall,72-71-143,+1

T36,Carlota Ciganda,74-69-143,+1

T36,Rose Zhang (a),72-71-143,+1

T36,Jeongeun Lee6,73-70-143,+1

T36,Charley Hull,75-68-143,+1

T36,Allisen Corpuz,69-74-143,+1

T36,Annie Park,69-74-143,+1

T36,Pia Babnik,72-71-143,+1

T36,Matilda Castren,69-74-143,+1

T36,Pajaree Anannarukarn,70-73-143,+1

T36,Nasa Hataoka,71-72-143,+1

T36,Jennifer Kupcho,72-71-143,+1

T52,Atthaya Thitikul,71-73-144,+2

T52,Allison Emrey,71-73-144,+2

T52,Alison Lee,72-72-144,+2

T52,Yealimi Noh,72-72-144,+2

T52,A Lim Kim,74-70-144,+2

T52,Linnea Johansson,71-73-144,+2

T52,Tiffany Chan,72-72-144,+2

T59,Sofia Garcia,72-73-145,+3

T59,Cheyenne Knight,74-71-145,+3

T59,Saki Baba (a),73-72-145,+3

T59,Bianca Pagdanganan,75-70-145,+3

T59,Maude-Aimee LeBlanc,72-73-145,+3

T59,In Gee Chun,72-73-145,+3

T59,Danielle Kang,71-74-145,+3

T59,Grace Kim,73-72-145,+3

T59,Caroline Masson,72-73-145,+3

T59,Marina Alex,73-72-145,+3

T59,Angel Yin,71-74-145,+3

T59,Brooke Henderson,72-73-145,+3

       (Failed to Qualify)

Pernilla Lindberg,75-71-146

Bohyun Park (a),73-73-146

Stephanie Meadow,72-74-146

Nanna Koerstz Madsen,74-72-146

Yuna Nishimura,73-73-146

Ami Gianchandani (a),71-75-146

Gemma Dryburgh,73-73-146

Sarah Kemp,76-70-146

Madelene Sagstrom,69-77-146

Beth Wu,71-75-146

Robynn Ree,73-74-147

Muni He,73-74-147

Michelle Wie West,73-74-147

Hyo Joo Kim,72-75-147

Britney Yada,74-73-147

Ilhee Lee,71-76-147

Catherine Park (a),74-73-147

Dottie Ardina,78-69-147

Auston Kim,78-69-147

Lauren Kim (a),75-73-148

Sara Im (a),74-74-148

Brittany Lang,76-72-148

Lucy Li,74-74-148

Smilla Sonderby,75-73-148

Nicole Garcia,73-75-148

Mariel Galdiano,75-73-148

Ariya Jutanugarn,73-75-148

Stacy Lewis,74-74-148

Gaby Lopez,72-76-148

Mayu Hamada,74-74-148

Gabriela Ruffels,74-75-149

Momoko Ueda,78-71-149

Paula Reto,74-75-149

Patty Tavatanakit,71-78-149

Ayaka Furue,74-75-149

Alicia Joo,73-76-149

Anna Morgan (a),76-73-149

Lauren Kim,70-79-149

Jensen Castle (a),74-75-149

Alexa Pano,76-74-150

Na Yeon Choi,75-75-150

Hinako Shibuno,76-74-150

Sophia Popov,71-79-150

Hae Ran Ryu,74-76-150

Amy Yang,79-71-150

Kathleen Scavo,73-77-150

Ingrid Gutierrez,73-77-150

Mel Reid,75-75-150

So Yeon Ryu,74-76-150

Daniela Darquea,74-76-150

Laney Frye (a),76-75-151

Yunxuan Michelle Zhang (a),77-74-151

Angela Stanford,75-76-151

Yuka Saso,77-74-151

Mirim Lee,75-76-151

Maja Stark,74-77-151

Pornanong Phatlum,77-74-151

Kylee Choi (a),75-76-151

Wenbo Liu,77-75-152

Yuri Onishi,75-77-152

Karen Kim,77-75-152

Jillian Hollis,74-78-152

Minsol Kim (a),76-76-152

Lauren Gomez (a),74-78-152

Anna Davis (a),81-72-153

Louise Duncan (a),75-78-153

Jaye Marie Green,75-78-153

Lydia Hall,73-81-154

Annabell Fuller (a),79-75-154

Melanie Green (a),76-78-154

Karissa Kilby (a),77-78-155

Julianne Alvarez,74-81-155

Emma McMyler (a),74-81-155

Annika Sorenstam,74-81-155

Alyaa Abdul,81-74-155

Jeonghyun Lee (a),78-78-156

Alexandra Forsterling (a),80-77-157

Natsumi Hayakawa,81-76-157

Lauren Miller (a),80-77-157

Nika Ito (a),80-78-158

Malak Bouraeda (a),79-81-160

Blakesly Brock (a),80-81-161

Bailey Davis (a),87-74-161

Pauline Roussin,81-81-162

Gabby Lemieux,82-81-163

Ai Suzuki,78-W

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