LPGA Volunteers of America Classic: Yealimi Yealimi Noh Leads, Charley Hull Fades

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Noh, ranked 61st in the world, claimed two top-10 finishes last year for her LPGA to help earn Tour Card -4 Y Noh (US), J Korda (US), A Nordqvist (Swe); -3 L Weaver (US); -2 I Park (Kor), A Stanford (US), JY Ko (Kor), M Sagstrom (Swe), P Phatlum (Tha); Selected others: Level C Hull (Eng); +5 J Ewart Shadoff (Eng), M Reid (Eng); +6 S Meadow (NI) Full Ranking link external

American rookie Yealimi Noh shot one five-under-par 66 to take some of the lead after Friday's second round of the Volunteers of America Championship.

Noh, 19, recovered from a first round 72 to move with fellow countrywoman Jessica Korda and Swedish Anna Nordqvist halfway through.

England's Charley Hull, 24, had been the nocturnal leader but dropped back after a three-over-par 74 on Friday.

The event is the final tune-up for the US Women's Open next week in Houston.

Noh, who won the 2018 US Girls' Junior title, birdies four in a row around the turn to help her finish the lowest round of the tournament to date. achieve.

"I feel really good about how I hit it," said Noh. "Just hit a lot of greens today and made some up and downs."

Five-time LPGA Tour winner Korda, 27, shot a second consecutive two-under 69, while 33-year-old Nordqvist took the final bogey for a shot at the outright lead. to miss.

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