Kyriacou in action last week in Saudi Arabia – photo Ladies European Tour

It might not have been her first start in an LPGA Tour event but it is her first start as a member of the LPGA Tour and Sydney’s Stephanie Kyriacou has done well to safely make the cut in her first appearance as a cardholder.

Kyriacou is tied for 33rd after rebounding from a slow start to the event on Thursday, her second round of 69 improving her 44 places and although nine shots from the lead she will be delighted to have made a solid start to her career in the US.

A homeward nine of 32 was impressive for the two time Ladies European Tour winner and who finished third on the Order of Merit in Europe last year and just last week finished 6th in an event in Saudi Arabia.

The leader is the recent winner in Thailand, Nanna Koertz Madsen of Denmark who broke through for her maiden LPGA Tour victory two weeks ago.

Koertz Madsen leads by two over New Zealand’s Lydia Ko, a previous winner of this event, and Korean Hye Jin Choi.

Minjee Lee is tied for 16th and seven from the lead, Hannah Green is tied with Kyriacou in 33rd place and Katherine Kirk just made it to the weekend.