MIDLAND, Mich. — Jennifer Kupcho and Lizette Salas shot a 6-underneath 64 in alternate-shot enjoy Friday to just take a 4-stroke direct in the Dow Wonderful Lakes Bay Invitational.
Kupcho and Salas had a 17-below 193 full with a improved-ball round left at Midland Nation Club in the LPGA Tour’s lone crew celebration. The U.S. Solheim Cup partners birdied three of the very last five holes in a bogey-no cost round.
“We had been just out there playing,” Kupcho reported. “I feel like that’s what we’re best at, is having entertaining jointly. I feel like we surely did that now, and which is how we have been so calm in capturing that.”
Kupcho has damaged by means of this 12 months with her to start with two LPGA Tour titles, using the significant Chevron Championship in early April in the California desert and the Meijer LPGA Common last month in Belmont, Michigan.
“She’s these types of a fantastic putter and she manufactured a bunch of clutch putts,” Salas reported. “I did my career on the back side when we obtained into some difficulty. We variety of both exchanged sorries and arrived out with par.”
Salas received the 2014 Kingsmill Championship for her lone tour title.
“We are going to just go out there and perform our video game.” Kupcho stated. “I indicate, there’s unquestionably going to be very low scores, so not actually dwelling on what everyone else is executing. Just go participate in our sport and hold relocating.”
Matilda Castren and Kelly Tan have been next following a 67.
“I imagine we typically played effectively jointly,” Tan said. “We failed to set ourselves in difficult posture exactly where you have to make all those force putts, and really just experienced a great deal of birdie possibility coming in. It was a fun day.”
Next-round leaders Pauline Roussin and Dewi Weber experienced a 73 to drop into a tie for third at 11 beneath with Tiffany Chan and Haeji Kang. Chan and Kang shot 69.
Karrie Webb and Marina Alex experienced a 69 to be part of Lim Kim-Yealimi Noh and Cheyenne Knight-Elizabeth Szokol at 10 beneath.
Annika Sorenstam and Madelene Sagstrom, who tied for the initially-spherical guide, have been tied for 18th at 7 below just after a 72.
The 51-year-aged Sorenstam is making her 2nd LPGA Tour start out of the 12 months and only her 3rd due to the fact retiring following the 2008 time. The Corridor of Famer skipped the slice in the U.S. Women’s Open very last thirty day period, then tied for fourth final week in Nevada in the typically male American Century Championship.