Hannah Green: The leader kept a firm distance, three strokes, over second-place Ariya Jutanugarn. She bogeyed her first hole of the day but was flawless the rest of the way and finished with a 3-under 69.


Lauren Stephenson: After a birdie on the 14th, Stephenson had a double bogey on the 15th and bogeys on the 16th and 18th to wrap up Friday. She went from 3 under to finishing at 1-over 73. Stephenson made the cut but is eight shots behind Green.


Jin Young Ko: The world’s No. 1 golfer was on the edge of the cut line after the first day, shooting a 77. She flipped that on Day 2, with a 67 that pulled her to even after the first two rounds. Ko admitted she didn’t get much sleep after a long day and an early morning. Once she got on the course, though, she found her focus. “I think I lost my cool yesterday,” Ko said. “I kept trying, kept thinking of my goal, goal for my life, personal life.”

women’s PGA MOMENT

Nuria Iturrioz qualified for this major on a special exemption, and she’s well on her way as a rising star. She captured her first U.S. victory on May 13 at the Zimmer Biomet Championship. Iturrioz made it past the cut with ease, finishing at 1-under 143 after the first two rounds. On the back nine Friday, she strung together three birdies before a bogey on the 17th halted that stretch. She finished with a 70.


• Brooke Henderson, No. 5 in the world rankings, barely squeezed by the cut line, needing a birdie on her final hole Friday to qualify for the weekend rounds. This came after she won just a week ago in Grand Rapids, Mich.

• The cut ended up at 5 over par. Eighty golfers made it to the weekend.

• Anne-Catherine Tanguay, Dani Holmqvist and Klara Spilkova withdrew from the tournament.

• Defending champion Sung Hyun Park shot a 71, her ninth par-or-better score in 10 rounds at this major and sixth straight.


Par-4, 412-yard No. 10: The hardest hole at Hazeltine produced quite a few bogeys — 60, to be exact — on Day 2. There were also seven double bogeys.


“I can’t believe how everything is falling into place. I easily could’ve missed by one. Everything’s just going the right way for me.”

— Maple Grove’s Sarah Burnham, who was the last player into the field and made the cut on the number after a 1-under 71.


“Disappointed but not discouraged. I know I will play better if there’s ever an opportunity to return to @Hazeltine. Thanks @PGA @KPMGWomensPGA for picking this challenging yet amazing venue.”

— Aditi Ashok (@aditigolf) after shooting 77-78 and missing the cut for the first time in three appearances at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.


Hazeltine remained dry for Round 2, and Saturday should be more of the same with perhaps a stray thunderstorm. Ch. 11 has coverage beginning at 2 p.m.

Souichi Terada