Sarah Kemps credit the camaraderie of her fellow Australian professionals for serving to propel her to a share of the lead on the LPGA Tour’s Founders Cup in Clifton, New Jersey.
- Kemp and Jin Younger Ko lead the match at eight-under-par
- Minjee Lee is seven-under in a share of third place
- Kemp is but to win an LPGA Tour occasion
Chasing a maiden LPGA Tour victory, Kemp joined South Korea’s former world primary Jin Younger Ko on the prime with a birdie-filled seven-under-par 65 within the second spherical.
Kemp and Ko are 8-under, with Australia’s defending champion Minjee Lee one shot again in a tie for third place following a three-under 69.
One other Australian, Steph Kyriacou, (69) can also be within the combine at five-under for the match.
Kemp, Lee, Kyriacou and Hannah Inexperienced led Australia to the ultimate of final week’s Worldwide Crown groups’ occasion in San Francisco and have carried the nice vibes throughout the nation.
“I simply suppose we have been in such a great head and thoughts area final week and it is led over to this week,” Kemp mentioned.
“We simply had a lot enjoyable. We simply maintain speaking about it once we see one another. We had such a terrific workforce and we simply laughed a lot.
“Hannah mentioned she had a sore stomach from laughing a lot. My cheeks damage from laughing.”
Kemp opened her second spherical in Clifton with three consecutive birdies, earlier than including 5 extra.
She dropped her solely shot of the day on the par-four sixteenth gap.
“The three birdies have been superior,” Kemp mentioned.
“I simply began hitting it good. I had a great warm-up and it felt prefer it was going to be a great day.
“I used to be hitting fairways and greens and so they simply began stepping into so it was a pleasant to pattern for the day.”
Australians Karis Davidson (68) and Grace Kim (72) are joint twenty second at three-under, however a fatigued Inexperienced (72) missed the minimize at four-over.