Looks like I put the whammy on Mi Hyang...she went right down the tubes after my last post...finished the day at +1. Well, it's tough out there...looks like the cut will be +5. I'm not putting any stock in Pettersen...if she gets off to a bad start on Saturday, she'll probably get down on herself and let it snowball. Bad week for Titleist, so far...only 3 of the top 14 on the scoreboard are using their ball.
I first thought 77 was a disaster, but no, Crusty is still T-10...still within distance to win the tournament.
Yeesh, some of my favorites really struggled in this mess.
For a while it looked like Hyo Joo had things well in hand. I watched an hour and a half this morning, and she was doing well. Then I looked at her scorecard, and yipes! But despite her 78, she's still only 6 back and in the top ten. She can amazingly still win this. Let's see how she handles herself tomorrow!
Q Baek, however, has probably doomed her chances with an 82. She was actually doing all right until about the 14th, when she went bogey-double-bogey-bogey-bogey and knocked herself into last place among those making the cut.
There was good news. Inbee got up to 5 under, struggled coming home, but still managed to shoot a 73, which looked positively brilliant by the end of the day. So Yeon Ryu was great shooting an even par to keep herself right near the top of the leaderboard.
In Gee did not have a good day, but a 76 was still probably better than a lot of the field. I doubt she can win, but let's see if she can rally on the weekend and finish decently.
Then there's Jin Young Ko! I'm not sure, but this might very well be her first ever pro event outside of Asia. She has very little experience in any event. So far she's doing great. Will she be able to hold on? Good luck to her, she's the best chance the KLPGA has at the moment.
The last two players at plus four to finish. Sei Young Kim and Moriya Jutanagarn made bogey on two of the last three holes. Not only did that enable the plus fives to make the cut. They missed the cut by one at plus six. Talking about irony.
I went through each of the players' scorecards from worst to first. After getting inured to all the orange and red numbers (hole 16 was particularly nasty), it was a shock to see Maria McBride's nothing-but-blue-and-white card. This after an opening 79!
Wouldn't it be something if yet another KLPGA export took a major? Is it Jin Young Ko's turn?
It was amusing to read Christina Kim's and Jane Park's Twitter feed. They fought the battle and lived to fight another day.