Round 2 – Sarah Kemp moves ahead
Williamsburg, VA, May 22: Sarah Kemp carded 4-under 67 and moved into sole lead at Pure Silk Championship on a day when the leaderboard had a totally different look from the first day. At 6-under Kemp (69-67) was leading by one over Ana Belac (67), Jessica Korda (67) and Stacy Lewis (69) at 5-under the River Course at Kingsmill Resort.
As eight new players filled the top-10 spots in the second round, first round leader Wei-Ling Hsu was the only player from Thursday who managed to stay within the top-10 after shooting one-over par 72 following 66 from first day to sit two strokes behind the new leader, Kemp.
Korda landed two eagles on two separate par-5’s.
Two of the five players at T-5 at 4-under par are from South Korea including Rolex Ranking No. 3 Sei Young Kim, and 13-year LPGA Tour veteran Haeji Kang while another two represent Thailand including 2018 HUGEL AIR PREMIA LA Open champion Moriya Jutanugarn and six-year LPGA Tour veteran Wichaneee Meechai with one Taiwanese Hsu.
Kemp has 12 worldwide professional wins but has yet to break through on the LPGA Tour in 13 seasons.
Round 1 – Travel weary Hsu leads at Pure Silk on LPGA
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. May 21: Taiwan’s 26-year-old Wei-Ling Hsu said she had slept only 20 hours in last five days, but took the first round lead with 5-under 66 in the first round of the Pure Silk Championship.
Hsu took a 8,500 mile trip from Chonburi, where she played LPGA Thailand before the Pure Silk event.
In between Hsu also played a 36-hole US Women’s Open qualifier in between in Arizona before the Pure Silk Championship. In fact she had to play 37 holes to earn the first alternate spot in a play-off. Now as she plays Pure Silk she also awaits news on whether or not she gets into the US Women’s Open at Olympic Club in a couple of weeks.
Hsu, who is now in her sixth season on the LPGA Tour, had five birdies and no bogeys.
Five players including two Koreans, Jeon Jiwon and Sei Young Kim, a Chinese, Liu Ruixin, and a Malaysian Kelly Tan, are in second place with 4-under 67 each.