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Tournament news

Lydia Ko & Jason Day (66) lead Nelly Korda & Tony Finau (70) and Leona Maguire & Lucas Glover (69) by two going into Sunday’s final round, which will feature a Modified Four-ball format.

Second-Round Notes

Weather

Partly cloudy. High of 82. Wind SSE at 7-12 mph.

Format

Three-round 54-hole stroke-play event with 16 teams of two. R1/Scramble, R2/Foursomes, R3/Modified Four-Ball

  • Foursomes: Each team’s players alternate hitting shots with the same ball until the ball is holed. One player will tee off on the odd-numbered holes, and the other tees off on the even-numbered holes.

Second-Round Leaderboard

Team Total Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Strokes Earnings
Day/Ko -20 58 66 66 124 $1,000,000.00
Finau/Korda -18 56 70 67 126 $232,500.00
Glover/Maguire -18 57 69 68 126 $185,000.00
Conners/Henderson -16 59 69 63 128 $560,000.00
McCarthy/Khang -16 57 71 65 128 $232,500.00
Fowler/Thompson -16 60 68 66 128 $185,000.00
Taylor/Yin -16 58 70 67 128 $170,000.00
Rose/Hull -14 58 72 66 130 $151,666.66
Åberg/Sagström -12 60 72 60 132 $330,000.00
Theegala/Zhang -12 58 74 64 132 $151,666.67
English/Boutier -12 63 69 65 132 $140,000.00
Dahmen/Vu -11 61 72 63 133 $151,666.67
Henley/Reid -10 64 70 66 134 $135,000.00
Horschel/Lee -9 64 71 67 135 $127,500.00
Champ/Corpuz -7 59 78 65 137 $127,500.00
Hoge/Knight -7 66 71 66 137 $120,000.00

Jason Day/Lydia Ko (1st/-20)

  • 6-under 66 marks the low round of the day; offset lone bogey (No. 5) with 7 birdies
  • At No. 19 in the Official World Golf Ranking, Day marks the highest ranked player in the field, while Ko is No. 11 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings
  • Day is a four-time Presidents Cup participant for the International Team; Ko is a two-time Olympic medalist (2016 Rio Olympics/Silver, 2020 Tokyo Olympics/Bronze)
  • Aussie recorded eight top-10s in 2022-23 season, highlighted by his 13th PGA TOUR title at the 2023 CJ CUP Byron Nelson
  • Kiwi had two top-10s this season (best: 3rd/BMW Ladies Championship)
  • Ko, a 19-time LPGA Tour winner, including two majors, was named 2022 Rolex Player of the Year and won the 2022 CME Group Tour Championship at Tiburón Golf Club

Tony Finau/Nelly Korda (T2/-18)

  • Following a 16-under 56 in round one’s Scramble format, 18-hole leaders and Grant Thornton ambassadors recorded a 2- under 70
  • Eight-time LPGA Tour winner Korda had nine top-10s this season, and was a member of the 2023 U.S. Solheim Cup Team; played with Denny McCarthy at the 2022 QBE Shootout at Tiburón Golf Club, finishing T5
  • Finau, a six-time TOUR winner, won twice on TOUR in 2022-23 (Texas Children’s Houston Open, Mexico Open at Vidanta); made two appearances in the Ryder Cup (2018, 2021) and Presidents Cup (2019, 2022); has made four starts in the team format at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, including a sixth-place finish in 2018 with partner Daniel Summerhays; partnered with Lexi Thompson at the QBE Shootout in 2017 (T4) and 2018 (T7)

Lucas Glover/Leona Maguire (T2/-18)

  • Duo posts five birdies, including three consecutive birdies (Nos. 13-15) to offset two bogeys
  • Maguire became the first Irish woman to win on the LPGA Tour with victory at the 2022 LPGA Drive On Championship; added a second title at the 2023 Meijer LPGA Classic; one of four in the field who competed for Europe in the 2023 Solheim Cup
  • Glover won twice in 2023, in back-to-back weeks at the Wyndham Championship and FedEx St. Jude Championship, for his fifth and sixth TOUR titles, respectively; 2009 U.S. Open champion is one of three PGA TOUR players in the field to have won a major championship (Justin Rose, Jason Day); represented the United States at the Presidents Cup in 2007 and 2009

Miscellaneous Notes

  • The Grant Thornton Invitational is a first-year PGA TOUR Challenge Season event (unofficial) and the first mixed-team co- sanctioned event between the PGA TOUR and LPGA Tour since John Daly and Laura Davies won the final JCPenney Classic in 1999
  • Rickie Fowler/Lexi Thompson (T4/-16) were the only team with an eagle in the second round, with 11-time LPGA Tour winner Thompson recording an ace at the par-3 16th (155 yards, 7-iron)

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