I had an awesome time at KCON in Newark this past weekend but before I can tell all about it, indeed before I even set out for home, I have to get this week's contest going. Your top 12 along with 3 alternates needs to be submitted no later than 1400GMT/10amEDT/7amPDT Thursday 30 June. Good luck!
Post by Golfing Grammy on Jun 28, 2016 1:11:25 GMT
1. Brooke Henderson 2. Anna Nordqvist 3. Suzann Pettersen 4. Stacy Lewis 5. Morgan Pressel 6. Carlota Ciganda 7. Candie Kung 8. Austin Ernst 9. Angela Stanford 10. Chella Choi 11. Mo Martin 12. Alena Sharp
1. Kung Candie 2. Pressel Morgan 3. Ciganda Carlota 4. Martin Mo 5. Henderson Brooke M. 6. Lee Alison 7. Pace Lee-Ann 8. Lewis Stacy 9. Nordqvist Anna 10. Kerr Cristie 11. Pettersen Suzann 12. Choi Chella
Well, it's hard to pick against Brooke, so I won't. Not sure Morgan will have enough left in the tank, but here's hoping. (She did a 2 day charity thing in Rhode Island this week.)
1. Brooke Henderson 2. Morgan Pressel 3. Anna Nordquist 4. Chella Choi 5. Mo Martin 6. Austin Ernst 7. Allison Lee 8. Stacy Lewis 9. Suzann Petterson 10. Catriona Matthew 11. Christie Kerr 12. Carlotta Cigunda
Another tournament that I never got to see. Given that Brooke went wire to wire to successfully defend that's probably just as well. This contest on the other hand was slightly more volatile.
There were three unanimous selections from our sixteen contestants this week. Anna Nordqvist almost entered the Table of Points on the final day, but the other two - Brooke and Stacy - finished 1-2.
Day one was fairly weak scoring-wise as just four other golfers besides Brooke were tabbed by anyone. Carlotta and Tutta were picked by 13 and 14 of us respectively, and half of the PakPicker field had four scoring selections apiece as they had either Angela or Lee-Anne, or both if they were missing one of the first two. Thanks to near spot-on placing the Verdant one grabbed the early lead:
All but three scores went up on day two as Tutta briefly joined Brooke on top. We also had a grab bag of minor selections sprinkling points among the field. Two led the way with six scoring selections, with the contest within the contest - referring to the rivalry within the Jesselli household - figuring prominently. Golfing Grammy had the slight edge over tonyj5 at the halfway stage.
With Stacy entering the Table everyone's scores went up on day three. Six of the top seven each had six scoring selections and for the top three they were the same six: Brooke, Tutta, Austin, Stacy, Carlota and Angela. Golfing Grammy still held the lead over tonyj5 at the final interval.
Gainers and losers of points were evenly split as the final putt dropped for Brooke. Everyone had at least four scoring selections as the few who didn't have either Tutta or Carlota to fill out the quartet with Brooke and Stacy filled in with one of the less popular selections. LPGA Ireland was one of those beneficiaries despite landing on the 404 report this week for not only having his entry in an hour late but also having two #3s in his list. He didn't pick Carlota but he made up for that by not only having Lee-Anne but he alone took a flyer on Cheyenne to notch his second consecutive silver medal. In the game of musical chairs among the tightly bunched group outside the top 10 Schoolteacher Cindy was the only one left standing so she gets sent to the basement with this week's wooden spoon.
Alone at the top with six scoring selections is the sophomore from Sweden, olamin, as in addition to the popular quartet he also had Austin and Lee-Anne. Congratulations!