Alison Lee is on SeoulSisters.com, so you do the math.
This is a golden opportunity for So Yeon to sweep in and take this. She didn't have a great finish today, but certainly wasn't in any danger. She is striking the ball great and feeling a fair amount of confidence with her putter. She doesn't have the pressure of the lead, but doesn't have much ground to make up, either. Most of the others around her are either players who have rarely if ever been in this position, or players like Creamer who have been on the downside of their careers for a while. Rooting like heck for So Yeon. Go Ryu!!!! Hwaiting!!!
But I could also see someone like Hyo Joo coming from a few back and powering through. You never know.
Minjee and Alison both are capable of winning, but they have been streaky this year, and have not yet shown they can close.
Golf Channel and the LPGA are desperately hoping a good looking dominant non-lesbian white superstar will emerge. I don't think Pat Hurst is the answer. If Holly Sonders was a tour player, they would only need one camera per telecast. I am surprised Annika was never forced to have plastic surgery.
What a coincident....do you remember a couple of years ago that Holly was invited to play in the Well Fargo event in the pro am...she had many fanboys watching her play...maybe one of the larger galleries. When there were some travel conflicts....they sent a private jet to pick her up.
Some great galleries at Quail Hollow...as always.
Annika was my fav golfer when she was playing...now in retirement I find her annoying. She was cute when she showed up on tour....she's aging poorly...some knife work nowadays would help.
I'm torn. The fan in me wants to see So Yeon win again, but the troll in me wants Creamer to win because I know it will upset 3Putt. The struggle is real.
Seems like it gonna be Minjee's to win. I not surprised SYR likely won't win.....how much fun could it be playing with the phony Pink Diva......there certainly wasn't much chatter via today's coverage...and SYR is a really nice playing partner.
I would love to see this pairing at this year's CP CWO....I'm sure it will really PO The Pink One when the Asian partisan galleries will be cheering for SYR and NOT Creamer in Van City.
Looks like this is Minjee's to lose tomorrow morning....Minjee has not played that well this year. Did everyone notice Minjee pacing off her putt at 16 before she left to have a basis for some practice tomorrow morning?
Now that we have seen more of Minjee the last 2 days.....it's nice to see she has some distance...I think she out drove Lexi a few times today.....but Lexi's distance is over rated.....we've all seem some mid distance pros out drive her previously....Lexi may be getting too much spin.
Don't forget to program your PVR's....GC is showing coverage at 7am EST.
According to Christina Kim both Alison and Minjee Lee were entered in Monday's Virginia sectional, but will now have to finish up at Kingsmill. Whichever of them wins will have their golden ticket to Lancaster punched but for the loser as well as other players in the field who may have to forego a chance to qualify for the Open because of the Monday finish it will be a tough break.
Just had a glance at the pairings for the Virginia sectional which Minjee and Alison obviously won't be able to make: Google Maps puts the drive time under ideal conditions at around an hour and fifteen minutes. Perrine Delacourt, who's also yet to finish in Williamsburg and is not currently exempt into the Open, is not in this sectional (I'm still looking among the others) but notable LPGA players teeing it up near Richmond Monday include Chie Arimura, Mika Miyazato, PK Kongkraphon, Rebecca Lee-Bentham, Jee Young Lee, Jing Yan (currently T12 in the clubhouse at Kingsmill) and Alejandra Llaneza (who won on the Symetra Tour last week).
12 year old Lucy Li will be attempting to qualify at the El Dorado Hills sectional Monday. I looked through the fields of all the domestic sectionals for Monday as well as the Goose Creek sectional on Tuesday and found no other name players; hopefully Happy Fan can find the listing for the Korea sectional. Some notable players are in the Arizona sectional on Tuesday, with the marquee trio of Ai Miyazato, Cheyenne Woods and Mallory Blackwelder. Jimin Kang, fresh off her Symetra Tour win this week, will also be at Superstition Mountain, along with Alena Sharp and Sadena Parks.
Sigh. It can be so hard being a So Yeon Ryu fan sometimes.
When So Yeon was tied at 11 under it really felt like she was about to kick it into another gear. Then she makes bogey on 10 and a string of near miss putts after that. Don't get me wrong: I like Minjee Lee a lot, and I'll be happy when (note when, not if) she wins tomorrow (she certainly deserves it), but Ryu is my favorite on the LPGA, and every once in a while I'd like to see her bring it on Sunday when she gets close. I hope she at least finishes strong and maintains a top five and brings some momentum into the next few weeks.
Meanwhile, Alison Lee has played pretty well considering the nosebleed situation, and though Hyo Joo couldn't quite kick it into a high enough gear to contend, she's certainly having a nice week, so kudos to her. But I was most happy to see MJ HUR on TV again! Yay! Not going to be a top ten, but not bad at all. Shout out also to Soo Bin Kim and a t-25th.
So when Minjee wins tomorrow, it will be a Lee Sweep: Jung Min on the KLPGA, Bo Mee on the JLPGA, and Minjee on the LPGA.
Minjee's win qualifies her for the USWO, but Alison will have a chance to go to a sectional after all: the USGA moved her into Tuesay's field in Mira Loma, CA where she becomes the only identifiable name to tee it up out there. If she should fail to advance from there she still has four more events before the Open and barring a win at any of those she could still make it to Lancaster by being inside the top 50 in the final Rolex Rankings before the championship: her solo 3rd at Kingsmill moved her to #61, up 39 places. Minjee's win vaulted her 40 spots to #19, close to overtaking Karrie Webb (#16) for top Aussie.