Australian rookie Steph Kyriacou has tumbled from the lead within the second spherical of the LPGA Tour’s ShopRite Basic in New Jersey.
Kyriacou combined 5 birdies with two double bogeys and two bogeys in a one-over 73 on Saturday to fall right into a tied for 14th, 5 pictures behind new chief Frida Kinhult of Sweden.
In search of her first tour victory, 22-year-old Kinhult birdied the par-5 18th for a 67 to achieve 9 beneath and leads by one shot from American Lauren Coughlin, who fired a bogey-free 65.
Su Oh is now the best-placed Australian, tied ninth and 4 pictures from the lead after a 68.
Kinhult, who starred at Florida State, was the top-ranked novice on this planet in 2019.
“It felt fairly good on the market,” Kinhult mentioned. “The course has been a really scorable one this weekend and I’ve to maintain it going. I do know I am unable to go on the market (Sunday) and simply make pars.”
Gusting wind and rain are anticipated for the ultimate spherical on Sunday.
“Tomorrow, something can occur,” Kinhult mentioned. “I am unable to exit and make pars. I will need to combat for my birdies tomorrow and attempt to get a low one to get a W.”
Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Morgane Metraux had been tied third at seven beneath, every capturing 67. Fourth-ranked Lydia Ko (65) was six beneath with Albane Valenzuela (66), Lindsey Weaver-Wright (68) and Nasa Hataoka (68).