Danielle Kang and Sei Young Kim both shot 5-under 65s on Friday and share the lead at the 2017 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship after two rounds of play.
South Korea’s Kim and Kang, the two-time U.S. Women’s Amateur champion (2010, 2011), have posted identical scores (68-65) to get to 7-under at Olympia Fields.
Kang, who has played 36 holes of bogey-free golf, said, “Both of those rounds, I kept my game plan and they were both bogey-free, so I’m pretty happy.”
Ewart Shadoff fired a 4-under 66 and is tied for third at 6-under, alongside Mi Hyang Lee, Chella Choi, Amy Yang, Brittany Lincicome.
Defending champion Brooke Henderson headlines a group of four at 5-under-par. Lydia Ko and Michelle Wie are tied with Aditi Ashok at 4-under.
T1 Danielle Kang -7
T1 Sei Young Kim -7
T3 Amy Yang -6
T3 Jodi Ewart Shadoff -6
T3 Brittany Lincicome -6
T3 Chella Choi -6
T3 Mi Hyang Lee -6
T8 So Yeon Ryu -5
T8 Sarah Jane Smith -5
T8 Moriya Jutanugarn -5
T8 Brooke Henderson -5
“Both of those rounds, I kept my game plan, and they were both bogey-free, so I’m pretty happy. I kept sticking to the iron shots that I trusted all my life, and giving myself opportunities is what we‘ve been doing.”