The 2009 LPGA Kingsmill Championship winner will not defend her title this weekend.

Christie Kerr, the tournament's only multiple winner, failed to make the cut Friday as her two-round, 4-over par was not good enough to make the 1-under cut threshold. It is the first time Kerr has missed the cut in eight appearances at Kingsmill.

Kerr made just three birdies in two days, carding rounds of 1-over 72 and 3-over 74.

Kerr, the 10th-ranked player in the world, won the tournament in 2005 and 2009, the last time the event, then known as the Michelob Ultra Open, was held at Kingsmill.

Kerr's last LPGA Tour victory came at the 2010 LPGA Championship in Pittsford, N.Y.

Other notables to miss the cut include Michelle Wie (4-over par) and Juli Inskter (even par).

The biggest turnaround was made by Jean Bartholomew, who missed the cut by 12 strokes. She shot an 84 on Thursday, then rebounded with a 69 on Friday.

Attendance record

The LPGA's return to Kingsmill after a two-year absence is drawing tournament-record crowds.

Announced attendance for Thursday's opening round was 10,209, shattering the previous first-day best of 7,762 set in 2009. Moreover, tournament officials announced that Friday's ticket sales exceeded Thursday's by 10 a.m. — an exact count was not available.

"The great thing about hosting a first-rate sporting event like the Kingsmill Championship is that all of the fans are eager to come out and watch," Wayne Nooe, the event's executive director, said in a press release. "With a clear forecast and stellar leaderboard ahead, we anticipate even larger crowds through the weekend."

Stellar, indeed

Second-round leader Jiyai Shin has won eight times on tour, and among her closest pursuers are Paula Creamer (nine victories, including the 2010 U.S. Women's Open), and Stacy Lewis (the top-ranked American and a two-time winner in 2012).

Career best?

Dewi Claire Schreefel is positioned for the first top-10 finish of her two-year LPGA career after a second consecutive 66 Friday.

At 10-under-par, Schreefel trails leader Jiyai Shin by two strokes halfway through the tournament.

Her top finish is an 11th-place tie at last year's Women's British Open. Her best this season is a 15th-place tie at last month's Women's Canadian Open.

Schreefel began the week 110th on tour in greens-in-regulation at 62 percent. At Kingsmill, she's an astounding 34-of-36, or 94.4 percent.

"Hitting a lot of fairways, so I got to shoot at the pins with the soft conditions," Schreefel said.

Schreefel attended the University of Southern California and is a fan of the Trojans' second-ranked football team. In fact, with no LPGA event last week, she was in the stands as USC opened with a rout of Hawaii.