Wie posts bogey free 5-under second round at ANA Inspiration

Lindberg, the first-round leader, followed her opening 65 with a bogey-free 67 to join Park at 12-under 132 in the first women's major of the year. Ryu is tied for 63rd at one-over-par and Thompson is tied for 15th at four-under-par.

"I just felt really good about the distance and saw that it had really great backspin, but I didn't even see it go in", she said. "I just keep collecting experience, each and every year around here".

After being put on the clock for slow play on the 11th hole, Sung Hyun Park dropped five strokes over the next five holes. The US Women's Open champion played a nine-hole stretch in seven under.

Olson was a 20-time victor at North Dakota State, but her best result on the LPGA Tour was 63rd at the 2015 Evian Championship.

"I made a good start with consecutive birdies". "I do hate getting wet, but I won't let that stop me if I have to".

Lindberg is paired with Olson in Sunday's final round.

The 31-year-old Swede mixed four birdies with two bogeys in her two-under 70 as she finished on 14-under 202, a tournament record score after 54 holes.

"It's so fun and so special for me", said Albane. "And you have to learn to win on every level, so I'm excited to be in the position I'm in and give myself a learning opportunity". I think those are the things I take away mostly. She also missed a four-foot par try on 13.

"I just was so focused on my game today", she told reporters.

Olson also made birdie on No. 18 to cap off an extremely solid round of golf.

Inbee Park was seven shots off the lead coming into the third round - not an insurmountable deficit at this event, as Karrie Webb proved in 2006 by coming from seven shots back to win.

Wie often sat and rested in the shade in the 90-degree morning heat on the 97-degree day.

"I'm trying not to hit golf balls", she said. "I've been on Tour long enough to still be in a lot of heated moments".

Rickie Fowler birdied three of the first four holes to move into the lead before he faltered with a double bogey and a triple bogey.

"Yesterday I wasn't prepared for it at all", said Wie, the victor four weeks ago in Singapore.

Ayako Uehara (70) was 9 under, and top-ranked Shanshan Feng (67) and Jessica Korda (73) were another stroke back. Last week: Eun-Hee Ji won the Kia Classic.

"That was really huge", she said. "That's the difference out here".

Lindberg will be paired in the final round Sunday on the Mission Hills course with Amy Olson, who shot a 4-under 68 on Saturday.

"There were a bunch of fairways that I couldn't miss, so that was something that I am disappointed in, my shots today", Park said. "I'm pretty exhausted after today so I think I'll sleep pretty good". Zhang and Thitikul were tied for 34th at two under, and Vu was tied for 41st at 1 under.

Round two of the 2018 ANA Inspiration is complete.

With her booming drives and towering goals, the teenage Wie attracted a huge following - and a sizable endorsement portfolio after she turned professional, just days before her 16th birthday.


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