South Korea’s Jeongeun Lee6, coming off her first major championship win at the U.S. Women’s Open, fired a 2-under-par 69 on Saturday to stay in front of the field after Round 2 of the ShopRite LPGA Classic in Galloway, N.J.

Lee6, who stands at 10-under 132, leads by a shot at the Seaview Golf Club over Mariah Stackhouse (who shot 67) and two shots over a trio tied for third place at 8 under including No. 4-ranked Lexi Thompson (70), Ally McDonald (67) and Denmark’s Nanna Koerstz Madsen (68).

Lee6, the world’s fifth ranked player, had an up-and-down round that opened with a birdie-bogey-birdie start. She made the turn at 1 under but dropped two shots with back-to-back bogeys on Nos. 14 and 15. Lee6 finished strong with a birdie at 17 and an eagle at the par-5 18th to put herself in position for a second straight win.

“I kind of wanted to finish strong, and I did, so I’m pretty satisfied with it,” said Lee6, who is aiming to become just the fifth player in LPGA history to win the U.S. Women’s Open and the tournament immediately after it. Meg Mallon was the last player to do so in 2004.

“I am so glad that a lot of Korean fans are here supporting me and cheering for me. I’m just really happy with that, and so you know, tomorrow, the final round, I’m sure it will be a little more crowded. My goal is wanting to show them — have a good round, have a good time with everyone, and also, I know I’m going to be a little bit nervous, but I know I’m going to do well tomorrow.”

Stackhouse, the 25-year-old Stanford standout in just her third year on the LPGA Tour, has made just two cuts in her previous 10 starts this season but credited her solid play to the confidence she gained from her top-10 finish at last year’s event.

“I think that one of the benefits (of) tournaments that you come back to year-in and year-out, or once you have a solid couple rounds out there, you know it’s possible to string it together on that course ... and I’ve done that and I’ve followed it up again,” said Stackhouse, who had five birdies and one bogey on the day. “You know that it’s a course that when you’re striking it well, it’s friendly to you, and it makes you a lot more calm when you come out, definitely.”

Thompson, who tied for second at last week’s U.S. Women’s Open, may have had the most eventful round of the day.

After opening with a double bogey at the first and a bogey at the second, she rebounded with an eagle at the par-5 third before settling into a stretch of four pars. She got momentum rolling again with three straight birdies on Nos. 8-10, but stumbled with bogeys at 13 and 17 before finishing with a birdie at 18.

Koerst Madsen had one bogey and four birdies in her round, including one to cap her day at the 18th.

Defending champion Annie Park shot 3-over 74 and stands tied for 75th at 1-over 143.

--Field Level Media