The minor leagues kicks off 2021 with a new event, March 18-21 at Longbow GC in Mesa, AZ. The field of 132 is set ... includes super am Rose Zhang. Almost all the usual suspects will be there, including Karen Chung and slumlord Lauren Stephenson. Career scrub Nanette Hill is the 1st alternate, so she'll probably get in. Weiwei Zhang is listed as the 12th alternate ... is she even in this country? She's also the 7th alternate for the Kia Classic qualifier.
Longbow is one of my favorite Golf Courses to play. If they allow fans which shouldn't be a problem. Because you will be far from the Golfers, on cart paths. It's about twenty minutes drive, so I may drop by next weekend.
The last time the Symetra Tour was there. I followed Hannah O'Sullivan when she won.
I attended the Cactus Tour's Cactus Shootout at Longbow, and the fans were not limited to cart paths only. I was walking in the rough just off the fairways on most holes, and standing on the mounds near the greens. On one of the par 3s I was right behind the players on the back teebox. Now, the event was a three player CT tournament, so it's possible the Symetra Tour has more restrictions.
The first 66 players are out there. Cindy Ha is +7 thru 14 holes ... back to the pool for her. Karen Chung is -1 thru 11 holes. Celine Herbin is on top at -7 thru 17 holes. JTibs HS teammate Demi Runas is -2 thru 13 holes. I wish this tour would come back to my area ... Albany, NY is a LONG way to go to see minor leaguers. I also wish this tour wasn't completely ignored by Getty Images ... can't the LPGA make this happen?
Youngin Chun cut her score to plus two, with a two birdie no bogey front nine. She could only manage one birdie with two bogeys on the back nine.
Youngin Chun and Seung Yeon Lee on the KLPGA are a mystery to me. They both have unorthodox swings but usually hit quality shots. They can have great rounds, but are so inconsistent scoring wise. They don't hit many wild shots and putt fairly decent. However they both are really young and not in a panic mode yet.
Anyway I won't be going out there now because Allison Lee and Youngin missed the cut.