Post by Golfing Grammy on Jul 12, 2016 0:39:23 GMT
1. Stacy Lewis 2. Lydia Ko 3. Brooke Henderson 4. Anna Nordqvist 5. Brittany BETHANY Lang 6. Chella Choi 7. Haru Nomura 8. Ariya Jutanugarn 9. Ha Na Jang 10. Mirim Lee 11. Danielle Kang 12. Angela Stanford
1. Stacy Lewis 2. Lydia Ko 3. Anna Nordquist 4. Chella Choi 5. Ha Na Jang 6. Angela Stanford 7. Brittany BETHANY Lang 8. Brooke Henderson 9. Haru Nomura 10. Sidney Michaels 11. Mo Martin 12. Ariya Jutanugarn
Sixteen PakPickers this week selected a smattering of less familiar names away from the eleven top liners who each got at least ten nods. The top two players in the world were unanimous selectees, with Ariya and Stacy not far behind.
Fifteen golfers made it into the Table with just over half of them appearing on our cards. Three led the way with all eight and by having those eight more tightly bunched towards the middle of his card dennis takes the early lead. With only the two unanimous picks going for him LPGA Ireland easily finds the basement.
Half of the scores went up despite Brooke's absence thanks to Stacy. With just Lydia and Stacy going for him and six of his other selections missing the cut (including defending champion Chella, who burned eleven of us) LPGA Ireland remains on the bottom. It's a little more bunched up at the top with six contestants each matching seven players in the Table. Shung picked co-leader Hyo Joo higher than any of the other five who selected her so triples his lead over ghinhee as they both in turn leapfrog dennis to snag the top two places. Baggerbob lies in third thanks to picking both Alison and Vicky.
Ghinhee made the ultimate move on moving day, although all but two PakPickers moved in the wrong direction point-wise with Haru dropping out. Ghinhee opened in third, moved up to second on Friday and now alone with seven scoring selections he assumes the lead.
The top six had at least six scoring selections and for the top four it was the same six: our leader Hyo Joo, Lydia (T2), Ariya and Stacy (T4), Mirim (T6) and Ha Na (T9). Ghinhee's seventh selection was Jenny Shin (T6); he was one of just two contestants to take a flyer on her. Baggerbob and Verdant Garden were missing Hyo Joo but their sixths were Alison (T2) and Hee Young (T9) respectively.
Despite picking up a third scoring selection in Beatriz, LPGA Ireland remains firmly cemented in the basement at the final interval.
Ghinhee was one of just two PakPickers to lose points on Sunday but he remained the only one with seven scoring selections, the same seven as Saturday, allowing him to eke out a win this week over a surging tonyj5. LPGA Ireland goes wire to wire and gets garroted by it in picking up another wooden spoon.
Now I have a well deserved break from the tally room. The Verdant one has the next stroke play tournament in two weeks, the Women's Open in England, leaving me the honor of scoring the first-ever Olympic PakPicker from Rio next month.