A Lim Kim takes a one shot lead as darkness suspends play on day two of The Chevron Championship

The bad weather continued into day two of The Chevron Championship, with overnight storms led to a two hour delay to the start of play as ground staff had to deal with large amounts of water on the course.

When it moved into the afternoon wave of groups, it was already clear that play would not be able to be completed on Friday. As play was suspended due to darkness at 8pm local time, there were still 11 groups and 33 players still out on the course.

Major champion A Lim Kim was in the afternoon groups but managed to complete her round and also setting the tournament low round of the week with a seven-under-par 65. The Korean golfer currently sits with a one shot lead at eight-under-par in the clubhouse.

The 27-year-old believed a low round was possible at The Club at Carlton Woods, because “my condition is really good. Everything is all ready.”

If she were to go on and win she would add a second Major to her resume with her only other LPGA Tour win coming at the 2020 U.S. Women’s Open. A win in Texas would make her the second golfer ever to win multiple Major championships in the state since Julius Boros (1952 U.S. Open, 1968 PGA).

“Houston really great city and great feel. I love that, everything,” Kim said. “Honestly, really, I don't know (why I play so well here). I don't know that. (It’s) Fantastic.”

As one of the longer hitters on Tour, entering the week averaging 274.22 yards off the tee, Kim was able to take advantage of the par-5’s by making birdie on three of four and was well equipped to manage the long, 6,500 yard course at The Club at Carlton Woods.

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Americans Lilia Vu and Megan Khang currently sit one shot behind at seven-under-par, with second rounds of 69 and 67 respectively.

Vu was asked about her mentality over the first two rounds:

“Just no expectations. I know it's a difficult course. Everybody is going to make mistakes. I'm just going to give myself as many opportunities as I can for birdie and then just try and make them. If not, just move on to the next one and try again.”

Khang went bogey free and understandably pleased with her round:

“I'm super thrilled. I mean, hole two gave me a little bit of a struggle, and then coming down the stretch in the dark, nine was kind of a little tricky chip. I told my caddie Jack, I didn't realise the chip was going to break that much just because of the darkness, but was able to get a good chip in, and that definitely was in the back of my mind on the last putt. I was like, okay, for bogey free, here we go.”

Major champions Patty Tavatanakit and Nelly Korda are tied for fourth at six-under-par and just behind them are four golfers tied for sixth, three of which did not finish their second round.

Canadian Brooke Henderson elected to not finish her final hole and will complete her round with a chip and a putt on 18 on Saturday morning. First-round leader Peiyun Chien and American Angel Yin are also at five-under-par though 15 holes, along with Allisen Corpuz, who completed her round. 

Projected cut is one-over-par

The projected cut is currently one-over-par at 65 players. Currently outside the cut are Lexi Thompson, who is two-over-par with two holes to play, along with Lydia Ko who is three-over with two to play, and defending champion Jennifer Kupcho, who finished shot second round 78 to sit a six-over-par.

The second round will resume at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday with the third round of The Chevron Championship starting no earlier than 9:15 a.m., with players in threesomes off the first and tenth tees.

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