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Friday, July 17, 2015

LPGA Tour report and complete scoreboard

Ha Na Jang wasn’t sure she was even going to be able to play Thursday, much less storm into the lead with an afternoon 5-under 66. 
The South Korean's back was so tight when she headed to the driving range to warm up that she couldn’t hit any balls in advance of her tee time and she just focused on trying to get it well enough to be able to play.
 Whatever she did worked because she showed no signs that the back was bothering her during a 66 that saw her take the lead Thursday at the LPGA Tour's Marathon Classic

It’s particularly amazing considering her back was giving her enough difficulty that she was hitting two full clubs more into greens than she normally would have for the bulk of her round Thursday.

It admittedly took her a bit of time to get going though. She birdied the third hole but reeled off eight pars on the front nine on a 1-under loop that she said was more of a struggle than the score would suggest. 
But whether her back loosened up or she just figured out how to adjust, she turned it on on the back nine with five birdies and a bogey in a back nine 4-under-par 33 that saw her take the first round lead with a birdie at the last. 

“Today my back really bad,” Jang said. “But just one thing is I wanted -- I'm thinking fairway, in the fairway and the greens, because really narrow the fairway and very small the greens. So just one thinking - just fairway and the green, yeah.”

For much of the afternoon wave it looked like it would be Sarah Kemp’s lead to take into Friday’s second round. But Kemp, who birdied five of her first 10 holes, saved her lone bogey of the day for the last, leaving Jang with a solo one-shot lead over her, Nannette Hill, Lee-Anne Pace, and Wei-Ling Hsu.

“It was, yeah, disappointing finish with a bogey, but if someone said, Will you take 4‑under at the beginning of the day I would've said yes,” Kemp said.
 “I played really well my front nine, which was the back nine.  Yeah, I was not as good the front nine which was my last nine, but, no, I'm happy. I'll take it.”

Defending champion Lydia Ko shot an even-par 71 Thursday. World No. 1 Inbee Park is four shots back of the lead after a 1-under-par 70.


1 Ha Na Jang 66 .

T2 Nannette Hill 67

T2 Wei-Ling Hsu 67

T2 Lee-Anne Pace 67

T2 Sarah Kemp 67

T6 Dewi Claire Schreefel 68

T6 Angela Stanford 68

T6 Caroline Masson 68
T6 Jenny Shin 68

T6 Alison Lee 68

T6 Mirim Lee 68

T6 Amelia Lewis 68

T6 Alena Sharp 68

T6 Q Baek 68

T6 Sei-Young Kim 68

T6 Brittany Lang 68

T6 Amy Anderson 68

T18 Kendall Dye 69

T18 Minjee Lee 69

T18 Pernilla Lindberg 69

T18 Cristie Kerr 69

T18 Gerina Piller 69

T18 Brittany Lincicome 69
T18 Jaye Marie Green 69

T18 Candie Kung 69

T18 Joanna Klatten 69

T18 Paula Reto 69

T18 Shanshan Feng 69

T18 Belen Mozo 69

T30 Sun Young Yoo 70

T30 Inbee Park 70

T30 Karlin Beck 70

T30 Jenny Suh 70

T30 Jennifer Song 70

T30 Austin Ernst 70

T30 Marina Alex 70

T30 Cheyenne Woods 70

T30 Laura Diaz 70

T30 Sarah Jane Smith 70

T40 Brooke Pancake 71

T40 Danah Bordner 71

T40 Wendy Doolan 71

T40 Lisa Ferrero 71

T40 Min Lee 71

T40 Kim Kaufman 71

T40 Yani Tseng 71

T40 M.J. Hur 71

T40 Christina Kim 71

T40 Lydia Ko 71

T40 Mika Miyazato 71

T40 Jodi Ewart Shadoff 71
T40 Victoria Elizabeth 71

T40 Dori Carter 71

T40 Eun-Hee Ji 71

T40 Haru Nomura 71

T40 Kelly Tan 71

T40 Carlota Ciganda 71

T40 Moriya Jutanugarn 71

T40 Mi Hyang Lee 71

T40 Ai Miyazato 71

T40 Paula Creamer 71

T40 Hyo-Joo Kim 71

T40 Stacy Lewis 71

T40 Chie Arimura 71

T65 Becky Morgan 72

T65 Natalie Gulbis 72

T65 Jennifer Rosales 72

T65 Sandra Changkija 72

T65 Birdie Kim 72

T65 Ally McDonald 72

T65 Jennifer Gleason 72

T65 Jackie Stoelting 72

T65 Danielle Kang 72

T65 Mo Martin 72

T65 Sakura Yokomine 72

T65 Lexi Thompson 72

T65 So Yeon Ryu 72

T65 Celine Herbin 72

T65 Julie Yang 72

T65 Jee Young Lee 72

T65 Ashleigh Simon 72

T82 Simin Feng 73

T82 Katherine Kirk 73

T82 Meena Lee 73

T82 Elizabeth Nagel 73

T82 Azahara Munoz 73

T82 Jing Yan 73

T82 Felicity Johnson 73

T82 Stephanie Meadow 73

T82 Moira Dunn 73

T82 SooBin Kim 73

T82 Xiyu Lin 73

T82 Kris Tamulis 73

T82 Laetitia Beck 73

T82 Jacqui Concolino 73

T82 Chella Choi 73

T82 Ariya Jutanugarn 73

T82 Nontaya Srisawang 73

T82 Alison Walshe 73

T82 Maria McBride 73

T101   Thidapa Suwannapura   74

T101  Katy Harris 74

T101 Ayako Uehara 74

T101 Kristy McPherson 74

T101 Katie Burnett 74

T101 Jennifer Kirby 74

T101 Tiffany Joh 74

T101 Kelly Shon 74

T101 Karine Icher 74

T101 Lauren Kim 74

T101 Marta Sanz Barrio 74

T101 Marissa Dodd 74

T113 Lisa McCloskey 75

T113 Louise Stahle 75

T113 Yueer Cindy Feng 75

T113 Caroline Hedwall 75

T113 Ji Young Oh 75

T113 Heather Bowie Young 75

T113 P.K. Kongkraphan 75

T113 Haeji Kang 75

T113 Ryann O'Toole 75

T122 Therese Koelbaek 76

T122 Sadena Parks 76

T122 Paz Echeverria 76

T122 Emma Talley 76

T122 Mallory Blackwelder 76

T122 Marissa Steen 76

T128 Ju Young Park 77

T128 Garrett Phillips 77

T128 Cydney Clanton 77

T128 A.J. Eathorne 77

T128 Maria Hernandez 77

T128 Morgan Pressel 77

T128 Silvia Cavalleri 77

T135 Demi Runas 78

T135 Line Vedel 78

T135 Paige Mackenzie 78

138 Sophia Popov 79

T139 Jane Rah 80

T139 Giulia Sergas 80

T139 Rebecca Lee-Bentham 80

WD Na Yeon Choi WD