Danielle Kang Gets Hot, Leads LPGA Mediheal Championship

Danielle Kang
Danielle Kang walks up the 18th hole during the second round of the LPGA Mediheal Championship at Lake Merced GC on June 11, 2021 in Daly City, CA. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn via Getty Images)

Danielle Kang shot a low-round 66 and will enter the weekend at the LPGA Mediheal Championship with a one-shot lead.

Kang finished her second day in Daly City, Calif. with one bogey against seven birdies, including five gains in an eight-hole span to secure the marquee position on 7-under par.

“Yeah, it was just warmer weather,” said Kang. “I play well in really hot weather. Evidently cold weather has not been my forte, but today weather was on my side.

“And even yesterday though even though it was cold in the morning, I had a really nice chat with Butch about how to play if the cold.

“Trying to just dink it around the golf course.”

Overnight leader Leona Maguire (73) and Lauren Kim (69) were one back on 6-under par.

Min Lee was alone in fourth on 5 under following a second-round 69. She was a shot ahead of a foursome tied at 4 under, including Matilda Castren (69), Jenny Coleman (69), Jane Park (71), and Alison Lee (72).

LPGA Mediheal Championship

Top-5 Leaders: Second Round

Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 2)
1. Danielle Kang -7 (-6)
2. Leona Maguire -6 (+1)
2. Lauren Kim -6 (-3)
4. Min Lee -5 (-3)
5. Matilda Castren -4 (-3)
5. Jenny Coleman -4 (-3)
5. Jane Park -4 (-1)
5. Alison Lee -4 (E)
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Material from the LPGA Tour Communications was used to compile this report.


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