The 22-year-old now stands No. 2 in the world rankings for the second time this summer, trailing only Ryu, and has a chance to have just the third season in L.P.G.A. history with a scoring average below 69. Annika Sorenstam owns the other two.
“I think my game is in a great spot,” she said, adding that she worked extremely hard in the off-season to improve things like her short game, “and I think that’s showing.”
Her composure has also shown through, not only in dealing with the ANA penalty but also during her instant-classic comeback from 4-down in a Solheim Cup singles match to earn a draw with Europe’s Anna Nordqvist.
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