Suzann Pettersen – a three-time runner-up – carded a three-under-par 69 to earn a one-stroke lead before darkness set in on Friday. Pettersen holds the early lead on day two at Rancho Mirage.
Norwegian Suzann Pettersen took the lead at the ANA Inspiration as bad light cut short the second round. Pettersen finished her wind-delayed first round with a 4-under 68 and added a second-round 69 Friday at the ANA Inspiration, taking a one-shot lead over six players after two shortened days at the LPGA Tour’s first major of the year.
Pettersen only dropped one shot, posting four birdies, including her final hole at the 18th to be clear of the chasing pack. Seven times Pettersen has finished in the top-10 at Mission Hills, including three times a runner-up.
Minjee Lee (68) is among six players tied for second and within a shot of Pettersen.
Nelly Korda (69), Inbee Park (69) and Cristie Kerr (71) are also six under heading into the third round.
Overnight leader Karine Icher was through 11 holes when play was suspended, while Michelle Wie had played eight.
A shot further back are Moriya Jutanugarn (70), Ryu So-yeon (through nine) and Park Sung-hyun (through eight), with Lydia Ko (70) four under.
Meanwhile, 14-year-old American amateur Lucy Li is above the projected cut line at one under through eight holes.