None of the Sisters had a great round one, but at least a number of them are still well in this thing and could make a move tomorrow.
So Yeon actually played pretty well, just one bad bunker shot on the par 3 really hurt her. But she gave herself a lot of good chances for birdie, and she isn't even a great wind player. Inbee just seems to be off on her putting right now. If she can figure out how to right the ship, she could easily get back into this.
I was a bit bummed by Kyu Jung Baek's 75, but it's not so surprising. This is probably her first pro event ever outside of Asia/Australia. Chalk it up as a learning experience and hope she can improve a bit each day.
Also pleased to see HYP, Inky and NYC in the hunt. NYC just needs some more power putts in for eagle like she had on 17 today!
Wow!! Inbee sure has a lot of confidence.....we've seen other calculated risks Inbee has executed coming home late on Sundays too. I can't believe she didn't take an unplayable and re-drop in bunker at 18. That blast had disaster written all over it....ball staying in the same spot or it could have hit her. The Ice Queen performed well and made a great bogey with NO sign of anger after putting out....and no sign of throwing the ball in the pond like others would have done.
Come on Inbee take down Lewis over the weekend to win the POY.
Inbee actually has to finish at least 7th, and at least three places ahead of Lewis, to win the POY. Right now she's tied for 37th and Lewis is two shots ahead of her, so she has her work cut out for her. But there's still plenty of time; if she can shoot a round or two in the mid-60s she CAN do it. Go Inbee!!!
So Yeon Ryu and Chella Choi will be paired in the next round. Either one of those gals winning this thing would make my year. GO LADIES!!!!
Hmmm... Well, this is not working out too well for the Koreans. Chella and Inbee are in the tank big time. Too bad, it would have been cool to see Inbee do to Lewis what Ochoa once did to Jiyai Shin: come from way back to win the POY on the final day of the season. Ah well, it was still a great year for her.
So Yeon is still in this, just three back, but could she actually come from behind and withstand the nervousness to win such a big tournament? I am hoping she can put herself into position to find out. If she is ever going to take her game to the next level, she needs to find a way to raise her game when it counts the most. Best of luck to her. SO YEON FIGHTING!!!!!
I think I trust So Yeon more entering the final hole one shot back than entering one shot ahead. She's in the perfect position for her. She doesn't do well being chased, but she's pretty good when she has to chase somebody else.
I think Sandra & SYR played a little part in assisting Lydia to get off to a hot start. Ko remained light hearted early on...it's easy to due when you play with two classy pros. Lydia also had a great 68 on Saturday....helps to play with another nice pro, Belen.
I thought Carlota would win the playoff with a distance advantage and having irons into the green. Putting is everything....Carlota had 2 chances on short putts to win and didn't close it out.
I'm really disappointed with Inbee....she was flat all week and didn't challenge Lewis for the awards.....obviously this is offset by Lydia's win for me!!!
Kind of a drag ending to the season, especially after the great run of tournaments the Sisters have had since August. I wasn't too surprised that Ryu stalled, but it was really surprising to me how poorly Inbee played given how well she has done the past ten events or so. I really thought she'd grab that POY away from Lewis. Ah well, she still had the Major this year and Lewis didn't, which to me makes her the real POY, points or no. (I usually agree with who the points establish as POY, but this is one year where I don't!).