The first two rounds of the LPGA’s Kroger Queen City Championship at Kenwood Country Club in Cincinnati, Ohio, are in the books.
Peiyun Chien, a 32-year-old from Chinese Taipei, shot a 64 a day after posting a 66 and leads at 14 under, four shots ahead of the field. Chien has eight top-10s in six years as a pro but may finally break through in a big way this week.
However, several big names in the field this week are headed home early and they’re getting a two-day headstart on a three-week break on the LPGA. The Solheim Cup is in two weeks but the next LPGA event isn’t until the end of the month at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship.
The 36-hole cut came in at 1 under. Here are five big names who missed the weekend at the Kroger Queen City Championship.
Allisen Corpuz (even)
The U.S. Women’s Open champion from earlier this year at Pebble Beach has now missed three cuts in her last five starts after rounds of 72-72 in Ohio.
Emma Talley (even)
Talley, who shot rounds of 74-71, will miss her third straight weekend. Her Friday 73 in Ohio consisted of 17 pars and one bogey.
Linn Grant (1 over)
The 15th-ranked player in the world, and winner of the Dana Open, also in Ohio, earlier this year, shot rounds of 74-71 and will miss her first LPGA cut of 2023.
Jeongeun Lee6 (2 over)
After tying for 41st at the Portland Classic in her last start, Lee6 is headed home after rounds of 73-73. The 27-year-old hasn’t finished inside the top 10 in 2023.
Paula Creamer (7 over)
Creamer opened with an even-par 72 on Thursday, but stumbled to a 7-over 79 on Friday and missed the weekend by a larger margin.