Hannah Green of Australia hits driver on the 18th tee during the second round of the Palos Verdes Championship Presented by Bank of America at Palos Verdes Golf Club on April 29, 2022 in Palos Verdes Estates, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Hannah Green surged to the top of the leaderboard at the Palos Verdes Championship, finishing with a second-round 5-under 66 Friday.

The Australian holds a three-stroke lead heading into the third round at Palos Verdes Estates.

“Hopefully, I can keep as many bogeys off the scorecard and keep making birdies,” Green said. “I think there will be some low scores.”

Carding birdies on 14 and 16, Green finished at 9-under 133, rebounding from dropped strokes on the par-4 12th hole and par-3 13th.

Megan Khang, Minjee Lee, Jin Young Ko and Lydia Ko all sit in second, three strokes behind Green at 6-under.

The Palos Verdes Championship continues on Saturday, with the tournament’s third round airing on the Golf Channel at 6 pm ET.