Thursday's eleven foursomes will go out on split tees starting at 7 AM ... no times on when this will be shown on YouTube. Gabby R. (Oz) dropped out and was replaced by Cassie Porter. Looking forward to the return of ex-LPGAer P.K. Kongkraphan (THA) ... well, NOT really.
The YT button on their website now redirects to this channel. It's not encouraging...just 3 short dancing videos and no indication they'll have any live coverage.
Agreed ... the website says "Live broadcast throughout 20 countries worldwide" ... but which ones? How? I saw nothing on the Golf Channel sked for Aug. 18-20 ... maybe they plan to show it at 2 AM next Tuesday. JTBC Golf will have it LIVE at Noon on Thursday, which probably means no free streaming anywhere.
Bad news: The Instagram of the High Exalted Mystic Princess Mary Superal is private. She has Facebook, but hasn't posted there in about 3 1/2 years. Someone once thought she really was royalty:
Every team seems to have their weak spots. You get Lydia Ko playing with an extremely obscure partner, for instance. In the case of So Yeon Ryu and Bo Mee Lee, you had two great players who have fallen on hard times lately. But kudos to them, they really delivered in round one! So Yeon looked like the So Yeon of old, and Bo Mee was dialed in with her irons. As a result, So Yeon captured the first-round lead, Bo Mee was tied for fourth two back, and they quickly grabbed a nine-shot lead in the team competition.
This is not exactly a Major-level event, but it sure would be great to see So Yeon capture a win here (singles and team!). Hope she can keep it up!
Hyo Joo was not solid at all, but she still ground out an even par start. Her partner, You Min Hwang, was pretty impressive for a gal who only just advanced to the Dream Tour this week. I hope we continue to see her in action the next two days.
Yealimi was a mess. But I'll give her a pass because of the long flight she had to deal with. Lydia played well, but it didn't hurt that she chipped in for eagle on the final hole. She's one back.
Smiling Cinderella had a major meltdown on 18; did you see it? She hit her second into some rough, then duffed her third. She reacted by smashing - HARD - her club into the grass. It was a full-on Hurricane Grace moment. She duffed her fourth as well, then, without any prep, just stepped up to the ball and chipped it sideways into the fairway. Somehow, she made a ten-foot double bogey putt, but she was really p*ssed.