Outside of playing in a tournament, I don't think Marina Alex returns to NJ too often, but I assume she'll have to this week. The AJGA is conducting the 2020 UHY/Celadon Junior Championship hosted by Marina Alex at Watchung Valley GC (July 6-9). I was at this place many moons ago for a corporate picnic outing, but never played there.
Random spectators are officially banned from attending 2020 AJGA events ... I thought about crashing this one anyway, but it's not worth it after at least three pretty good players that I'd seen before dropped out. After Round One, nobody broke par among 49 boys and 23 girls.
I should look into volunteering for KJ Choi's NJ event in late August, which no one would want to skip. I don't know if KJ's foundation will be able to send over his "kids" to play in NJ like it did last year. BTW, KJ started a new AJGA event in Texas this week, which is where he lives.
I just discovered a dreadful oversight on the SS golf site ... there is NO profile set up for Chae Young Yoon, aka "Eight Head". Are you kidding me?!!! She did win at least once on the KLPGA, if I recall correctly.
This is a funny pic below from 2011. I also remember a cheesecake workout pic of her on the old version of this forum many years ago. I don't think that shot exists anymore ... believe me, I looked.
Too bad the age 33 version of Eight Head can't be frozen in amber, which you can see competing against EH Ji in a skins game recently. Ji won the first nine holes, 9-0, although that's a little deceiving as the first seven holes were halved.
Did Eight Head reverse the tide on the back nine holes? The answer is below. I'm not currrent on Ji's long game, but it surprised me to see her outdrive Yoon by 25 meters on a couple of holes. Mickey Mouse is a little older and Eight Head referred to her as "pro-nim". On the 13th green, Yoon also raised the head of her flat stick in front of her face and said "kamsamnida putta-nim". Same equipment as in recent seasons for Ji (Mizuno) and Yoon (Yamaha).
No surprise that Mi Hyang had 20 meters with the driver over Sun Ju at the 1st and 5th holes. They played at Seowon Country Club, about 50 km NE of the Incheon Airport. It wasn't a long set up at 5822 meters (6367 yards) ... somewhat easy, too as MHL drove it into the left rough at #9 and the ball looked like it was sitting up on a hairbrush (easy birdie). The good news is that she avoided handcuffing herself with the 30-50 yard wedge shots that bedevil her at The Seaview. All her approach shots have a controlled finish ... she is in her absolute prime at 27 ... I wish she had gotten into one KLPGA event this year to give the minor leaguers a good beat-down.