2015 Kingsmill Championship May 18, 2015 16:48:43 GMT
Post by HappyFan on May 18, 2015 16:48:43 GMT
Wow, I was not expecting Minjee to be anywhere near that high in the rankings! She has missed an oodle of cuts and not really played all that well in 2015, so how is she top 20? I guess it's cause she has so few events. (OK, I checked. Minjee has 24 events, Q Baek 43, and most of the other ladies around 55. So a win has a huge impact on her ranking. Still, I don't think she has yet earned top 20 placing; this strikes me as kind of a Rolex rankings anomaly. I'd put her top 40 for sure, though).
Congratulations to Minjee, she earned it yesterday with some insane putting. I actually saw the remainder of the event this morning. Minjee made a silly bogey on the 16th but otherwise play very conservatively and won without too much sweat. She didn't seem that thrilled; I think it was more relief that she did what she had to after sleeping on the lead. It'll probably hit her later, though.
I was glad to see So Yeon play so great today: three birdies in four holes and a nice par save on 18. I wasn't going to root for Minjee to screw up so So Yeon could win, so this result was about as good as I could have hoped for (although I guess I was rooting for So Yeon to ace the 17th ). Let's hope this puts her in line for some great stuff going forward!
Good fifth for Hyo Joo as well. She's moved ahead of Feng back into 4th in the world (and So Yeon is up to 6th). Hwaiting!