Seventeen under par through 36 holes?
Yes, it’s a new LPGA 36-hole scoring record and it was Sung Hyun Park’s turn to shoot 62 at the Thornberry Creek Classic.
Park, winner last week in Arkansas, birdied her last four holes of the round Friday to record twin nines of 31 to get to a mind-boggling 17-under at the halfway mark.
It was at this event last year when Sei Young Kim shot 31-under to set a new LPGA 72-hole scoring record. That mark could be in jeopardy.
As good as Park has been the first two days, she’s only a shot in front of Monday qualifier Yealimi Noh. Noh two-putted her final hole of the day, the ninth, for birdie to shoot 65 and post 16-under.
Another heavy-hitter — Ariya Jutanugarn — is two back. Ariya shot 64 on day two and didn’t birdie either of the par fives on the back nine.
Americans Mina Harigae and Tiffany Joh were three back at 14-under.
Scoring has been very, very low. It took five-under par to make the 36-hole cut, tying a record for low cut lines.
First round leader Yu Liu cooled off after her opening 62 and shot 69 and fell four shots off the lead at 13-under par.
Park is looking for her third victory of this season.