Without a win on the LPGA Tour since her Portland Classic triumph three years ago, Green is tied for fourth through two rounds at Columbia Edgewater Country Club.
The 25-year-old did move to within one of the 10-under lead shared by Germany’s Esther Henseleit and American Lilia Vu but a bogey at the par-4 ninth – the final hole of her second round – resulted in a two-under par 70 and eight-under total.
Due to return home to Perth at the end of the week, Green began her second round with a birdie at 10 followed by eight straight pars.
She reached eight-under with a birdie at one but gave it back at the very next hole.
The TPS Murray River champion hit 13 of 18 greens in regulation and needed 29 putts to keep her hopes of a second Portland Classic title well and truly alive.
“I briefly saw a leaderboard on eight green that I was two back and that a couple of rookies that are…