OTTAWA, Ontario — Na Rin An shot a 6-under 65 to top the leaderboard Friday in the second round of the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open.
Anne had her second straight bogey-free round at the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club after opening with a 64 on Thursday. After winning twice in South Korea, the 26-year-old Ahn, an LPGA Tour rookie, was 13-under with a 129 total.
“I have some experience in Korea, so it’s not an unfamiliar feeling,” Ann said. “I hope to bring good results in the next two days like yesterday and today.”
Minutes before dark, heavy rain and lightning forced a two-hour delay in round play, Nellie Korda closed with a 63 and a second par on the birdie-5 ninth.
“I was hitting it really well,” Korda said. “I used all the par 5s really well. He moved up a lot, so he hit long. We have short clubs in there and we can use them that way. He just played solid golf.”
Third Korda is tied for 11th with South Korea’s Hye-Jin Cho and first-round leader Paula Reto of South Africa.
Korda is coming off her first win of the year at the Eramco Series on the Women’s European Tour, coming back from a seven-shot lead over sister Jessica.
Choi had two eagles in her 68, and Reto followed her course-record 62 with a 69. Ann and Choi, also a rookie, finished sixth in July at the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational.
Lisette Sala was 10-under 64 when she birdied the par-5 18th before play stopped. Danielle Kang (66), Nasa Hataoka (67) and Sarah Schmelz (64) were 9 years under.
Maddie Sherrick shot a 68 to finish at 7 under and was the top Canadian. She is bogey free for the first two rounds.
“I don’t think I’ve done that before,” Szeryk said. “I played really hard. I hit a lot of greens and putted OK.
Canadian star Brooke Henderson, the 2018 winner in Wascana Regina, Saskatchewan, was 5-under 68.
“I feel like I’m hitting the ball pretty well, so I’m really excited for the weekend,” Henderson said.
Three-time tournament champion Lydia Ko had a 68-under par with Henderson and Jennifer Cupcho. Kupcho was 7 under after a 68.
Lexi Thompson shot 68 to be 4 under. Second-ranked Minjee Lee played a doubleheader against Korda after dropping out Thursday.
Top-ranked Jin Young Ko, the Magna winner outside Toronto where the event was last held in 2019, missed the cut with rounds of 68 and 73.
57-year-old Canadian Lori Kane made her final appearance at the event, finishing 28th after rounds of 84 and 86.