Four LPGA Tour pros crowd the top of the leaderboard at 10-under after the second-round of the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G. University of Arkansas alum Stacy Lewis, Spain’s Beatriz Recari, 2013 rookie Chie Arimura and South Korea’s So Yeon Ryu lead the field by two shots heading into Sunday’s final round.
Recari, Lewis and Arimura fired rounds of 6-under 66, while Ryu posted another 5-under 66.
Lewis, who is the fan-favorite this week, admits she puts pressure on herself to put on a good show for her hometown crowd but thanks to her caddy, Travis Wilson, she has managed to stay levelheaded this week and have some fun at the Pinnacle Country Club.
Sarah Kemp is the leading Australian with a 2 under par (69) today and is currently tied 11th. Kemp didn't have a good start with a bogey on the 4th hole but quickly rallied with birdies on 6th and 7th. Another bogey followed on the 13th hole but Kemp maintained good form with birdies on 15th and 17th hole.
New Zealander Lydia Ko, the current no.1 amateur in the world continues her impressive form with a 5 under par (66) in the second round, currently tied 7th. Ko has yet to miss a cut in her 6 events on the LPGA tour this year.
Off the other Australians in the field, Lindsey Wright is T46 and Sarah Jane Smith is T64. Katherine Hull-Kirk, Stacey Keating, Julia Boland and Bre Elliott have all missed the cut.