Lydia Ko 2nd Round leader at Gainbridge LPGA in Boca Raton, Florida: Press Conference

Lydia Ko (courtesy LPGA Tour)

Ko leads after the second day for the eighth time in her career. In three of the previous seven occurrences, Ko has gone on to win, most recently at the 2016 Marathon LPGA Classic. The 15-time LPGA Tour winner said she relishes the feeling of being in contention once again.

Lake Nona Golf & Country Club member Lydia Ko continued to show her comfortability on her home course at the Gainbridge LPGA, taking the 36-hole lead as the first to double digits at -10. Compared to her eagle start on her first hole yesterday, Ko opened the second day with a bogey on No. 10 but quickly rebounded with four birdies in her next seven holes.

One shot back sits Rolex Rankings No. 4 and Florida native Nelly Korda after posting a 68 to finish at -9. Korda opened her front nine with three birdies and two bogeys, but quickly reset with four birdies on her back nine on Nos. 2, 5, 7 and 9.

Fellow American Ryann O’Toole sits in solo third at -8 after a second-straight 68. Close behind is major champion In Gee Chun in fourth at -7, who set a goal to record at least one bogey-free round this weekend.

Chella Choi, Ashleigh Buhai and 2020/21 Tour rookie Patty Tavatanakit are in a tie for fifth at -6. Eight players remain in a tie for eighth, including LPGA Tour winners Jessica Korda, Stacy Lewis and Lexi Thompson.

Lydia Ko LPGA Tour 2nd Round leader at Gainbridge LPGA Press Conference 2 26 2021.mp3

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