OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (AP) — Danielle Kang won back-to-back majors as an amateur but not even a regular tournament in her half-dozen years as pro.
The 24-year-old Californian took a big step in that direction Friday, grabbing a share of the second-round lead at 7-under 135 after the morning group finished play at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. Her biggest hurdle could well be co-leader Sei Young Kim, the LPGA’s 2015 Rookie of the Year and already a six-time winner on tour.
First-round leader Amy Yang and Jodi Ewart Shadoff are another stroke back at 136. So Yeon Ryu, who climbed to the No. 1 ranking after last week’s victory and won the LPGA’s first major of the season, heads a trio that includes Moriya Jutanugarn at 137. Lydia Ko shot 3-under 68 to put herself back in contention at 138.
Kang, the U.S….