Normally I wouldn't care about this, but this week's LET event features Ayean Cho, looking for her first title in three tries in Australia, and Yae Eun Hong, who is joining the KLPGA as a rookie this season. I'm not sure where, if anywhere, you can watch this...
The fourth round on Sunday will be broadcast ... exactly how to watch, I'm not sure ... try a YouTube search.
I guess there is an SBS channel in Australia because this note is on the tourney website:
Catch all the action from the final round LIVE on SBS Television on Sunday, 23 February 2020 from 10.00am till 2.30pm AEDST
They are 16 hours ahead of the US East coast.
Australia's SBS is a different animal from the Korean one. It stands for Special Broadcasting Service, and was chartered in 1978 "to provide multilingual and multicultural radio and television services that inform, educate and entertain all Australians and, in doing so, reflect Australia's multicultural society", making it distinct from the country's other and much older public broadcaster, the ABC.
Yep, SBS Is a great channel here in Australia It's known for it's foreign movies and European/British Soccer Programming. As a joke, the network is knows as Sex before Soccer because of very adult content.
Great start by Ayean Cho: 5 under 67, one shot out of the lead. Pretty much ideal, really. She's tied with another Korean, Min Yoon, about whom I know very little. According to WAGR, there is a Min-A Yoon who played in this year's Australian Women's Amateur, missing the top 16, and has now turned pro. That Am is usually in January, so this must be one of her first events as a pro (I think she played last week in the Open as well). That's assuming that Min-A Yoon = Min Yoon. Anyone know?
Yet another Korean shot a 67: Hye Ji Lee. I only see one result for her, a missed cut in an LET event in India in 2018. I'm guessing she's another young gun.
Anyways, less impressive start for Amy Hong, a +1 73, but she still has a shot at making the cut, which is currently +1.
The ALPG website scoreboard is more up to date than the one on the LET website.
Stephenson picked up her first double at the par-4 13th, but bounced back with birdies at the par-5 14th and par-4 15th, now trails by two. Number 18 (par-5, 477 yards) looks like a pushover, so I expect her to pick a stroke there also. I gave her the eyeball treatment at last year's ShopRite/Acer pro-am ... thumbs up. UPDATE: She just birdied the par-3 17th! Cool, this boiling down to her and Iron Cho on the weekend.
Fassi shot 74 ... SBS won't need a dedicated Fassi Cam on Sunday. You do realize that the LET is not as good as the Symetra Tour!!!
A big shout-out to Pei Ying Tsai (70-68) who is always punching above her weight. I think her status on Japan's big tour is iffy, but she'll be in Okinawa on March 5.
Who is Hanee Song of NZ? Who knows, she trunk slammed (74-74). I think the Old Ko won't have a teammate at the Olympics unless Sharon can scam her way into it.
Phenomenal second day for Ayean Cho. In the morning she shot a 64: 8 birdies, an eagle and two bogies. That gave her a six shot lead at the time. But in the afternoon, first round leader Lauren Stephenson shot her own 64 to regain a one shot edge. With third place six back, it's starting to look like a two horse race. Hopefully Ayean will handle the weekend just as well!
Yae Eun Hong just made the cut on the number, and the mysterious Hye Ji Lee is at 6 under, 7 back.
An amateur I never heard of, Stephanie Kyriacou (AUS), is trying to horn in on the Stephenson/Cho "Duel in the Sun" by shooting 63 on Friday. She turned 19 last November and is #90 on WAGR, which is pretty good. It appears that the US college golf route does not appeal to her.
Roll Tide! Unlike the venues for the Vic and Aussie opens, Stephenson says this course is home cooking to her (South Carolina).
Sugar-free Christina is Even (T-42) ... somebody explain this shirt to me. Clearly it's the geographical region of a particular golf course ... Augusta Nat'l does this for its logo caps, but that's not Georgia.
Kyriacou is still hanging in there with the lead at -13 thru 12 holes ... past pics show her wearing an NSW (New South Wales) cap ... maybe she knows the greens forwards and backwards. Stephenson is one back and Cho is two back.
Hye Ji Lee, -5 overall thru 15 holes on Saturday ... there are two with this name on the KLPGA website, born two years apart and both played the Dream tour in 2019.
Another quality showing by Pei Ying Tsai, -9 overall with three holes remaining on Saturday.