Amy Yang has driven it better, hit her approaches better and putted better than any player in the field at the U.S. Women’s Open through 36 holes.
Thus it should come as no surprise that she’s the halfway leader by three shots with rounds of 67 and 66 on Friday.
She’s three shots in front of American Stacy Lewis and Shijo Oyama of Japan. Lewis bogeyed her final hole to shoot 67 while Oyama tied Yang for the day’s low round with 66.
Underdog Marina Alex kept her head above water and her 71 put her at three-under for the championship, one ahead of first round co-leader Karrie Webb and Inbee Park.
Defending champion Michelle Wie stayed in contention with a 68 that got her back to even par 140 at the Lancaster Country Club.
“I drove the ball really well the past two days,” Yang said after her round. “I kept the ball in the fairway and hit a lot of greens.” She hit 28 of the 36 and has shown superb touch on the sloping greens.
Lewis and Yang will play in the final group on Saturday.