Round one is in the books and rather anemic scoring all around. Of the twelve golfers in the Table of Points just four gave anyone any points and no one had more than three scoring selections. First off this week is the popularity ranking of this week's field among our fifteen contestants:
15: In Gee Chun, Lydia Ko 14: Brooke Henderson, Sei Young Kim (both T3), Lexi Thompson 13: Hyo Joo Kim, Inbee Park, Suzann Pettersen 10: Shanshan Feng, So Yeon Ryu 8: Minjee Lee (T1) 7: Ai Miyazato 6: Ariya Jutanugarn 4: Na Yeon Choi, Michelle Wie 3: Chella Choi, Jenny Shin 2: Cristie Kerr (T8), Haru Nomura, Pornanong Phatlum, Lizette Salas 1: Q Baek, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lang, Lee Anne Pace, Paula Reto, Angela Stanford
The popular combination was Minjee, Brooke and Sei Young, picked by seven of the top nine. The two tied for seventh had Cristie instead of Minjee, hence the odd scores. Baggerbob was alone in not picking the defending champion and sits on the bottom looking up at the rest of the field, led by the Saint.
Minjee alone remains on top, Sei Young drops to T4, Brooke drops to 6th and Cristie drops out of the Table. All but one of our contestants' scores went up thanks to the entry of Lizette, Lexi, In Gee and Shanshan (all T10). The one PakPicker whose score dipped was the Saint: despite picking up In Gee his failure to have Lexi on his card dropped him from the top spot all the way down to T12. Cindy is the beneficiary of the Saint's holding pattern as she takes over the top spot. The top seven all had Minjee and the top five led with six scoring selections apiece. Ghinhee and I would have joined them but we were the lone contestants in the top ten not to pick Shanshan; the other three are at the bottom of the Standings. I was the lone person to pass on Brooke but I along with baggerbob (who remains on the bottom) were alone in picking Lizette though she was of little help to the latter.
Just fourteen golfers graced the Table of Points and of them just six appeared on anyone's scorecards: winner Minjee, co-runner up In Gee, last year's winner Sei Young (T7), Brooke, Lexi and Shanshan (all T10).
The top five in the Standings had all six, and marital harmony prevails in the Jesselli household as tonyj5 and Schoolteacher Cindy finish in a tie at the top with cannuck and olamin keeping ahjumma Golfing Grammy from joining them on the podium. Had the centurion been on time he would have finished below the fold but not dead last: instead baggerbob goes wire to wire for another wooden spoon.
The Verdant one already has the Swinging Skirts thread open for submissions - OK, perhaps I should have phrased that differently, so guys, get your minds out of the gutter. My calculator next makes its appearance the following week in Texas.