So Yeon Ryu, Rep. of Korea (131, -13), on what’s been the difference this week:
“I really like with my putting stroke right now. No matter I made it or not, I feel like my stroke is really great and my rhythm’s really great, so I really want to keep this tempo and rhythm for next weekend."
Su Oh, Australia, (134, -10), on her past few weeks of play:
“I think it’s good to sort of see that I can turn it around. It’s been quite a few, you know, steady weeks since San Fran and so I think it’s good that I’m consistently playing well. I didn’t feel like the last two days I absolutely like flushed every shot or I didn’t blitz the round, but I’m obviously playing well enough to, score well around the golf course.”
Sandra Gal, Germany (132, -12). on her improved putting:
"I started working with Cameron McCormick and we changed a couple subtle things in my game. Maybe not so subtle as changing my grip in my putting, left hand low, which has helped me a lot. And then with my swing, I'm hitting consistent fades, which is great. Just kind of feel like I trap the ball a little bit more. It's just giving me a lot of confidence."
Peiyun Chien, Chinese Taipei (136, -8) on her favorite things to do off the course:
"Eat good food and singing, yeah."
- Rolex Rankings No. 6 So Yeon Ryu’s 36-hole score of 131 (-13) is her best mark since the 2017 Walmart NW Arkansas Championship, where she picked up her most recent win - she is making her 24th start this week since her last win
- In her two previous starts at the Meijer LPGA Classic, Ryu, a five-time LPGA champion, finished fourth (2015) and sixth (2016)
- Ryu’s best finish of the 2018 season is a fourth place result at the HUGEL-JTBC LA Open, one of two top-10s on the year
- Ryu has held a share of the second-round lead eight times in her career, with two of those resulting in wins (2017 Walmart NW Arkansas Championship, 2014 CP Women’s Open)
- Rolex Rankings No. 101 Sandra Gal’s second-round 64 matches her career-low round, and is her lowest round of the 2018 season; her 36-hole score of 132 (-12) is her second-lowest career mark
- This is Gal’s seventh made cut in 12 starts in 2018; she’s coming off a season-best T5 finish at the ShopRite LPGA Classic
- Rolex Rankings No. 133 Sakura Yokomine is making just her fourth start of the 2018 season this week, and is coming off a career-best runner-up finish at the ShopRite LPGA Classic
- This is Yokomine’s third start at the Meijer LPGA Classic, she missed the cut in 2017 and was T47 in 2015
- Rolex Rankings No. 46 Caroline Masson’s 36-hole score of 133 is her best mark since she went 69-64 at the 2013 Safeway Classic, where she went on to finish fifth
- Masson is a perfect 13-for-13 in cuts made this season, with two top-10 finishes including season-best T7 finishes at both the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship and the Kingsmill Championship
- Rolex Rankings No. 174 Lee-Anne Pace has one LPGA victory at the 2014 Blue Bay LPGA and is a nine-time winner on the Ladies European Tour
- In 10 LPGA starts this season, Pace has five made cuts with a season-best T39 at the Kia Classic – her last top-10 finish was T5 at the 2016 Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship
- Rolex Rankings No. 14 Anna Nordqvist’s 36-hole score of 134 is her best mark since she went 67-67–134 in 2017 at the Bank of Hope Founders Cup, where she went on to win
- Rolex Rankings No. 80 Su Oh’s second-round 68 is her fifth straight round in the 60s; since the Kingsmill Championship in May she has 14 rounds under par in 16 rounds played
- After the second round, defending champion Brooke Henderson is T32