Nelly Korda's best finish in a major was third in the PGA Championship for Ladies 2019 -11 N Korda (US); -9 M Lee (Kor); -7 L Thompson (US), N Koerstz Madsen (Den); -6 K Tan (Mas), IG Chun (Kor) Selected: -5 M Reid ( Eng), D Kang (USA); -4 G Hall (Eng); -3 S Meadow (NI); Level J Ewart Shadoff (Eng) Full Ranking
Nelly Korda, number three in the world, extended her lead out to two shots while England's Mel Reid and Georgia Hall fell behind after the second round of the ANA Inspiration.
Korda, 22, seeks her first major title and leads at 11-under after a five-under 67 in Mission Hills.
The American has two shots ahead of Korean Mirim Lee, who is 65 shots in the second major of the year for women.
Reid is five under – six shots behind Korda – after a two-under-70, with Hall four under after a 71.
Stephanie Meadow in Northern Ireland is one further back after a one-under 71 on the Dinah Shore track in Rancho Mirage, California.
Australian amateur Gabriela Ruffels, who turned tennis to golf in 2015, first made the cut in a major and is six shots behind Korda.
Charlotte Thomas and Bronte Law of England didn't make it to the weekend, while Korda's older sister Jessica also missed the cut.
Korda sank a 6 meter putt on the second and a 7.5 meter putt on the third while making five birdies and remaining bogey-free.
"I didn't know what I was doing on those two holes," said Korda. "My caddy Jason just said, 'OK, now take a deep breath' so I was glad those two went in.
" Golf is just about momentum , so you roll one here and there and it just makes it a lot easier. "