Pettersen two back after bogey-free 66


HARRISON, N.Y. – Suzann Pettersen is in position this weekend to make a run at back-to-back LPGA titles.

Pettersen’s 7-under-par 66 Friday at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship matched the low score of the tournament but was the most impressive round of the week as it was played on a tougher setup than Thursday’s opening round.

One player after another left the course Friday saying Westchester Country Club was playing firmer, faster and more difficult with nastier pin positions than they saw in the first round.

Pettersen wasn’t just bogey free, she hit all 18 greens in regulation. Her 66 was two shots better than any other score in the second round.

After opening with a 74, Pettersen moved into a tie for fourth, two shots off the lead. She won the Manulife LPGA Classic last weekend.

“It's just nice to get myself back in the tournament,” Pettersen said. “I'm right where I want to be. There's a lot of golf to be played. This is going to be a battle.”