Friday, October 3, 2008

Venice Friday: This Is it!

We already have our 1st bubble girls at the Venice sectional Q-School qualifier. Jenna Pearson shot a 71 to get to T26 so far at +2. One stroke behind her but T33 right now are Tiffany Tavee (70), Jessica Carafiello (72), and Christi Cano (72). Get your Maalox ready, everyone. It's going to be a long day.

[Update 1 (1:50 pm): New bubble girl: Angela Oh (75, +5, 30th place).]

[Update 2 (4:14 pm): Hound Dog comments on the final results, helpfully highlighting who helped themselves out in a big way today. The cut ended up being about as high as I originally expected--+6 this time, compared to +5 at Mission Hills. Even though Beatriz Recari stayed under par every round, she got beat by 1 shot by Chella Choi, whose 69 brought her to -9 for the tournament, and caught by Nontaya Srisawang, who also shot a 69 today. Joining Recari, Choi, and Srisawang as the only golfers in the field not to go over par in a single round was amateur Jaclyn Sweeney (72, -7, 4th), although unlike them she only broke 70 once. So watch for these 4 to have a decent chance to hang with the top half of the Mission Hills field that they couldn't hang with then. The other 28 players have a lot of work to do to even get within the top 40, given the quality of competition about to face them in early December. Anything over 75 is going to be fatal then, at least without several sub-70 rounds to make up for it.]

[Update 3 (10/5/08, 1:37 am): Here's Brent Kelley's reaction to Friday's results.]


Rjay said...

I was following Susan Nam. After the 3rd round she was in 17th place.
A pretty comfortable position for a top 30 finish, or so I hought.

Her +9 on day 4 pushed her to #42 and waiting another year. If it was a pressure melt down, then she likely would not have done well in the q school final. I hope she does better next year with a little more experience behind her. She learned tons this week.

The Constructivist said...

Thanks for the report, rjay. I held off from mentioning the meltdowns. Figure they were painful enough experiences on their own. But like you said, there's something to be taken from them. Sounds like the FT for Nam? If so, she can take advantage of their new battelfield promotion rule, providing she works hard inthe off-season.