|-7 D King (United States); -6 L Kim (United States), L Maguire (Ireland) -5 Min Lee (Chn Taipei) -4 M Castren (Fin), J Coleman (United States), J Park (United States), A Lee (United States).|
|Others selected:– -3 C Hull (Eng); Through J Ewart Shadoff (Eng)+3 G Hall (Eng), G Dryburgh (Sco); +11 Prairie S (NI)|
Ireland’s Leona Maguire is a header away to take second after round two of the LPGA Mediheal Championship in California.
The world number 92, who was leading suddenly after a first round of seven under par 65, struggled early in the second round at Daly City.
Maguire bogeyed the first three holes, then landed four birdies and two bogeys in the remainder of his round.
His one over par 73 leaves him six cents for the tournament.
Cavan’s wife led with a stroke after an under-65 first-round seven, but those three abandoned shots on her first three holes of the second round saw her fall back.
Maguire gained some momentum by birding on the seventh and ninth, then shuffled bogeys on the 11th and 16th with birdies on the 12th and 15th.
The 26-year-old shares second place with American Lauren Kim, whose compatriot Danielle Kang led the field to seven under after a 66.
Min Lee is one stroke behind Maguire for fourth, while the quartet of Alison Lee, Jane Park, Jennifer Coleman and Matilda Castren rounds out the tie for fifth with four under.
Antrim’s Stephanie Meadow missed the cut by seven shots after scoring a 75 that gave her 11 points for the tournament.
England’s Charley Hull was four shots off the three-under pace after shooting 68, compatriot Jodi Ewart Shadoff was still three shots back tied while Georgia Hall and Scotland’s Gemma Dryburgh were part of a squad. tied for 58th at three -over.