Rachel Rohanna

Rachel Rohanna

As Rachel Rohanna and Lee Lopez improved their play in Thursday's second round, the projected cut line for the inaugural LPGA Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational lowered.

Rohanna and Lopez finished better ball play with a 5-under 65, but missed the cut at the top 35 and ties by one stroke after a two-round total of 3-under 137. The pair shot 2-over 72 in Wednesday's alternate shot format.

Nine teams finished at 4-under to make the cut.

French teammates Celine Boutier and Karine Icher, Northern Ireland's Stephanie Meadow and Italian Giulia Molinaro, and Americans Morgan Pressel and Paula Creamer share the lead after the second round at 10-under 130.

"We both played well. We both missed a few that could've easily gone in, but just wasn't our week," said Rohanna. "But yes, we could've very easily been 5-under. It's best ball, so that's more than likely going to happen. Just lots of birdies."

Rohanna and Lopez shot 2-over 72 in Thursday's alternate shot, taking some time to warm to the format.

"It definitely took us a few holes yesterday to realize we needed to play for the other person, but so glad we played together," said Rohanna. "It's also hard seeing your playing partner struggle when you know it's up to their game just as much as yours to make money.

"We had a ton of fun! I kinda feel like we were the local favorites, too. We had a nice cheering section and I didn't hear anyone else's team being chanted, so that was cool!"

Rohanna stays on the road next week, traveling to Rochester, N.Y., for the Symetra Tour's Danielle Downey Credit Union Classic.

"I've played 12 tournaments, one U.S. Open qualifier and about 15 pro-ams since May 6, not bad," said Rohanna.

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