Lower down the leaderboard but still right in the mix are some of the biggest names in the field:
- -2 Stacy Lewis, Inbee Park, Anna Nordqvist, In-Kyung Kim, Jennifer Rosales
- -1 Suzann Pettersen, Chella Choi, Jeong Jang, Candie Kung, Seon Hwa Lee
- E Laura Davies, Catriona Matthew, Angela Stanford, Morgan Pressel, Lydia Ko
With 71 players at E or better, expect the cut line to fall under par tomorrow. That means that players like inaugural champion Brittany Lang (+1), Christina Kim and Gerina Piller (+2), Ai Miyazato and Pat Hurst (+3), Sandra Gal (+4), Laura Diaz (+5), and Moriya Jutanugarn (+6) will need to play a lot better in the 2nd round than they did in the 1st.
But hey, if newbies like Caroline Masson, Austin Ernst, Mirim Lee, and Line Vedel could shoot 70s and Jaye Marie Green, Brooke Pancake, Jackie Stoelting, Megan McChrystal, and Brooke Henderson 71s, then there's nothing stopping these much more established players (well, except for Moriya) from going low on Friday!
Then again, everyone's got to treat every day like moving day at Grey Silo if they want to be in contention on Sunday. I'm expecting even lower scores tomorrow!