England’s Bronte Law is four shots off the pace after battling the heat on day two at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.
With the temperature reaching the mid-30Cs at Kemper Lakes in Ilinois, the 23-year-old mixed two bogeys with four birdies to fire a second-round 70.
Law’s compatriot Charley Hull fared less well, however, as she dropped to joint 21st, firing five bogeys and two birdies to finish the round three-over par and on one under overall.
Stockport’s Law is among a nine-strong pack tied in 12th place on two under overall, chasing leaders So Yeon Ryu, Brooke M Henderson and Sung Hyun Park on six under.
Opening-day leader Park followed her first-round 66 with an even 72, as Henderson joined the South Korean at the top of the leaderboard in a mixed day that saw her hit four bogeys and five birdies, finishing her round on one-under-par 71.
Ryu, celebrating her 28th birthday, carded a round of 69 to make up the three-way tie on six under, with Spain’s Carlota Ciganda a shot back.
“The chip shot [for birdie on the par-four fifth] was a pretty tough one, but I made the birdie and I was able to have two birdies under my belt after like five holes, so that was pretty happy,” Ryu told the LPGA’s official website.
Top-ranked Inbee Park missed the cut at five-over 149, while New Zealand’s Lydia Ko recovered from a first-round 74 to shoot a six-under 66 on day two and finish two shots adrift of the leading pack.