Belated Congratulation to Maddie Szeryk for her second Professional win. A long time since her first win and just started to play better on the Symetra Tour. She may earn some Status if not full status to LPGA after the Q-Series.
SoYeonFan, is it really true that Mikaela Parmlid was "great" at Southern Cal? Until today, I didn't know that she went to college. I haven't thoroughly searched The Archives, but she's in there at least twice ... a sample from the 2006 Shoprite:
Saw the weirdest prep swings at the 9th tee. Mikaela Parmlid took her normal stance, then moved her left foot back at least 12 inches and perched only her toes on the ground. She took a couple of full swings like this.
For some reason, I recall her wearing a few horrendous outfits from Puma, but when I look at pics of her at Getty and AP Images, well, it's not true at all. I assume there was one clunker somewhere that stuck in my mind.
An early version of the Cleveland Launcher ... it looks too small to be a driver, or maybe the 460 cc head size was not universal yet in 2003?
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - MAY 23: Mikaela Parmlid of USC hits off the 18th tee during the final round of the NCAA Division 1 Championship on the Kampen course at Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex on May 23, 2003 in West Lafayette, Indiana. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Tough clue today (Friday puzzles are the second hardest of the week). It could be anything, least of all golf-related. And the tough crosses weren't much help. But the lightbulb eventually flashed on in my head.
Yes, Mikaela Parmlid was the second USC Trojan Golfer to win the NCAA Individual Championship. She was on the Golf Team with Candie Kung. Flashy Jennifer Rosalas was the first USC Trojan to win the NCAA Individual Championship.
I stumbled upon this the other day. This is from SBS Golf's Swing Girls, a TV show entirely dedicated to the Rookie Class of '19 that was filmed in early 2020. Belle Supreme Hyun Kyung Park skipped it, but all the other notables are here: Ayean Cho, Hee Jeong Lim, So Mi Lee, Ga Young Lee and Seung Yeon Lee. It's interesting to look back as these ladies become bigger and bigger stars and see how they were as callow teens.
In this episode, they have a meal while talking about memorable moments in their rookie years. Lim and Cho recall big wins in playoffs (Ayean beat Hye Jin Choi!); Ga Young Lee, who has yet to win, recalls an ace. It's all in Korean, but even if you don't understand a word, it's fun to watch them interact in a casual environment.