Minjee Lee during the CME Group Tour Championship at Tiburon Golf Club. Acknowledgments: Michael Reaves / Getty Images.
Minjee Lee is far from the race to the CME Globe, but has set to work halfway through the LPGA Tour Championship halfway.
Western Australia Lee entered the second place in the week, but dropped to third place in the season-long points race after her second round 75 in Naples, Florida, today.
Lee, a model of consistency throughout the year, could not find a birdie on the back in any way and four bogeys dropped her on one over par and on the rankings in the running to win the $ 1 million bonus pool.
American Lexi Thompson shot to the 36-hole lead when she got a 67 to add to her opening 65 to stay 12 overall
But Thompson is not a factor in the world championship, with only five women in the running for the big prize.
Fortunately for Lee, her closest rivals did not make any substantial movements on that front either.
Money leader Ariya Jutanugarn regained the lead projected with the Globe with her three under total enough to have passed the first round challenger Nasa Hataoka, who fell 64 to 76 after her opening and finished her fourth place in total.
The positive decision came from the Canadian Brooke Henderson, who jumped Lee past Lee in the second round 69 to take second place on the projected rankings.
The Korean Sung-Huyn Park, the only other possible winner, also stumbled with a 73 to stay fifth in the pursuit of the Globe.
In the more rudimentary tournament standings, Katherine Kirk is the best of Australians in the two under and a share of the 25th, Hannah Green is equal, while Su Oh is two and Sarah Jane Smith is six over.
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