After an extended fog delay caused second-round play at the Cognizant Founders Cup to spill to Saturday, Jin Young Ko sits atop the leaderboard at -11 after playing her final four holes on Saturday morning. Starting Friday at No. 10, she followed a bogey at No. 17 with birdies at 18, 2 and 3 to sit -2 on her round when play was suspended. She added a birdie at No. 9 to stretch her lead.
“On the front nine, I had a lot of missed shot but I made a lot of good saves, so it's fine,” said Ko, who is aiming for her third win of 2021, joining the Volunteers of America Classic and the Cambia Portland Classic.. “I had a lot of good opportunity for birdies and left four holes for tomorrow. I will just take a rest tonight and then I will get better for tomorrow.”
So Yeon Ryu also had four holes left to play on Saturday, adding three birdies and one bogey to her scorecard and moving into solo second at -9.
Lindsey Weaver, playing in perhaps her final event of 2021, was in the only Saturday afternoon group to finish their second round, a threesome playing in 4 hours and 19 minutes. After hurrying to the ninth tee (her final hole) to just beat the horn, Weaver finished with a bogey but was otherwise relieved to be done with a 4-under 67. She holds solo third overall at -7.
“Literally nothing is more important (than finishing). I was telling my caddie, I would hate to be playing No. 9 at 7 a.m. tomorrow morning,” said Weaver, who is not currently qualified for the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship. “I'm happy to be done, even though I made bogey on it. I'm just happy I don't have to wake up at 5 a.m. tomorrow. I'm good. I'm happy with it.”
Weaver’s 36-hole score of 135 is the lowest of her LPGA Tour career, besting the 136 she shot two weeks ago at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship. She ultimately finished eighth that week, tied for the best showing of her four-year LPGA Tour career.