LPGA Tour News: 2022 Kroger Queen City Championship presented by P&G – Second-Round Notes: Lin sitting 2nd after 36 holes

Kroger Queen City Championship presented by P&G

Kenwood Country Club (Kendale Course) | Cincinnati, Ohio | Sept. 8-11, 2022

Second-Round Notes

Sept. 9, 2022

Course Setup: 36-36—72; 6,292 yards (Scoring Average: R1: 71.807, R2: 71.223)

Weather: Mostly sunny skies with temperatures topping out in the mid-80s and SE winds from 6-14 mph

Xiyu Lin (courtesy LPGA Tour)
Xiyu Lin 9 9 2022 2nd place 2nd Round Kroger Queen City Championship.mp3

Lee6 has had three top-10 finishes earlier this season that all came in three consecutive starts – a tie for ninth at the LPGA Drive On Championship at Crown Colony, a tie for fourth at the HSBC Women’s World Championship and a tie for eighth at the Honda LPGA Thailand – but hasn’t found herself in the top 10 since March. But as she looks ahead to the weekend, Lee6 is committed to sticking to the process, focusing specifically on her downswing. “I’m going to focus on downswing, same as today,” she said. “And then just I want to focus on my process, not result. That’s very important for me.”

Playing with Lee6, 18-hole leader Lin backed up her opening 64 with a bogey-free, 4-under 68 to sit one back of the lead at -12. She hit 13 of 14 fairways for the second straight day along with 15 of 18 greens, and her two-day total of 132 is now her second-lowest on the LPGA Tour. Lin has had two top-five finishes and one additional top 10 throughout the 2022 season, and with another weekend in contention on tap, she’s looking to just keep firing low numbers, especially with the scorable conditions that many players are taking advantage of.

“The golf tournament doesn’t finish in one day so I told myself I have to keep going today,” said Lin. “This course, everybody has a chance and it is what it is. Perfect example today, Lee6, she just had a fabulous day and shot 9-under. There is challenging holes, but also there is lots of opportunity out there. You just have to look forward and keep going.”

Rolex Rankings No. 34, Xiyu Lin (2, 64-68)

  • She hit 13 of 14 fairways and 13 of 18 greens with 23 putts
  • Lin’s 64 is one off her career-low 18-hole score (63), which she recorded in the third round of the LPGA Drive On Championship at Crown Colony
  • This is her lowest first-round score since a 64 at the Honda LPGA Thailand
  • This is Lin’s 19th event of 2022; she’s recorded three top-10 finishes, including a season- and career-best runner-up result at the Honda LPGA Thailand
  • This is her ninth season on the LPGA Tour; she’s made $2,786,814 in career earnings and has notched 15 top-10 finishes
  • Lin is a two-time Olympian representing the People’s Republic of China; she finished 38th at the 2016 Rio Olympics and T9 at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
  • She was on Team China at the 2016 International Crown
  • Lin is a two-time Ladies European Tour winner, winning the 2014 and 2015 Sanya Ladies Open, co-sanctioned by the LET, Ladies Asian Golf Tour and the CLPGA
  • Along with the Sanya Ladies Open wins, she’s won five times on the CLPGA


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