RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. — Michelle Wie fought through vertigo, Lexi Thompson battled a balky putter, while Pernilla Lindberg and Sung Hyun Park quietly broke away from the pack Friday at the ANA Inspiration.
Park and Lindberg shared the lead at a tournament-record 12-under 132, three strokes ahead of Jessica Korda after two rounds in hot and mostly calm conditions at Mission Hills.
Thompson was 4 under after an even-par 72, undone by a series of short missed putts a year after a rules violation cost her four strokes in regulation in an eventual playoff loss.
“I hit it really well today,” Thompson said. “I just struggled on the greens.”
Fighting dizziness caused by a virus, Wie followed her opening 75 with a bogey-free 67 to get to 2 under.