Jaye Marie Green increased her lead to five strokes after the second round of the LPGA Tour's qualifying tournament, shooting a 4-under 68 on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).
"We were just kind of like, 'Let's just play smart, like, why throw it away?" said Green, 29th on the Symetra Tour money list this year. "You can still make birdies and play safe and that's what happened.
Filipina Dottie Ardina added a 71 to her opening-round 74 for a one-under 145 total.
The top 20 players after the final round Sunday will earn Category 12 status, Nos. 21-45 and ties will receive membership in Category 17, and the other players who make the 72-hole cut will get Symetra Tour status.