The Sisters seem to be enjoying this format! Mirim and Amy continue to lead the Koreans at 9 under, but three more teams are at 8 under and Jin Young and Minjee at 7 under. Even Youngin made the cut, continuing her good run of form. Go get 'em this weekend, Sisters!!! Hwaiting!
The two young golfers Alana Uriell and Youngin Chun are still hanging in there. Even par today to remain at minus four. I hope that they can get into the top twenty tomorrow. That would be great for them.
A lot of the air has gone out of this tournament for me. No offense to Clanton and co, but watching them potentially walk to an easy win tomorrow would not make for an exciting finish. There seems to be an omen, too, since Sei Young Kim won last week 53 weeks after her previous win, and now Suwannapura is poised to do the exact same thing 53 weeks after her win.
The best part of this has been watching the players who really are having fun. Jenny and NYC are two surprising best buds. Jenny was really rocking as she walked up to 18 to tap in her birdie after Choi's great tee shot. They looked great in matching all white. In Gee and Lydia also seem to be having a ball; loved how they bowed to each other after In Gee made a great par save. They'll be in the third to last group with the pink girls, so I hope they get a little TV time Sunday.
Annie Park and Megan Khang also had some good dance moves; I wonder if Inkster bothered to follow them today?
It's been a little bit of an off week for Holy Kolee, but at 9 under they aren't out of this; just two out of 2nd, It would be a great time for them to really blast the field with a great score Sunday.
From what I saw at the Seaview, Clanton is no stiff...I was surprised to learn that she was in the minors this year. I assume a win here is like a win as a solo player, right? It would be a career changer for Clanton.
It's a pity that the result seemed like a foregone conclusion pretty much all day, because this tournament was a blast in a lot of ways.
First, Jin Young and Minjee played golf like they just stepped off Mt. Olympus. Man oh man, were they throwing darts and dunking birdies. Yes, this was not exactly the hardest course on Earth, but a 58!!!! A freaking 58! Fan flipping tastic! You could just feel the joy flowing from them as they played. Electrifying.
I don't think I've seen a better few days from In Gee this year. Her first top ten this year I think. It seems like every time they showed her, she was making another brilliant shot. Today she had a nice birdie early, then that great pitch in for birdie, then finished up with a long bomb on 18. I really missed seeing that great smile. I hope she takes a lot of positives out of this to the Majors coming up.
Na Yeon Choi really helped her cause vis-a-vis her tour status. She also had a great pitch in and seemed to be having a grand time. Jenny Shin seemed more frustrated, but a third place is nothing to sneeze at.
OK, now to the complaints: PLEASE make the course harder. I mean, I know it's better ball, but I counted two sub-60 scores, one 60 and 6 61s today. With better ball, it's much more exciting if birdies are a little hard to come by. When everyone is shooting 64 or better, there's no room for huge moves without shooting historic scores. I loved that Youngin Chun's team shot a 63, but they barely gained any ground.
Well, regardless, great job by the Sisters. Hwaiting!!!