Saturday, June 27, 2009

Futures Tour Horseshoe Casino Classic Saturday: Cho 1-ups Harigae

Misun Cho matched Mina Harigae's 1st-round 65 today on the Futures Tour to take a 2-shot lead into the final round, thanks in part to a walkoff bogey by the tour's money list leader that erased her birdie on the previous hole. Hannah Jun shot a 65 of her own to remain 4 behind Cho, tied with Janell Howland (66), Stephanie Otteson (67), Tzu-Chi Lin (70), and Sara Brown (71). FT #2 Jean Reynolds is one of the few other players within 5 shots of the leader after she backed up yesterday's 69 with a 71, but as she again started hot (with 3 birdies in her 1st 4 holes), she has to be frustrated with her play on the majority of the course. Also 5 back is new pro Jennie Lee, who leapfrogged Pornanong Phatlum, Song Yi Choi, Seo-Jae Lee, and Samantha Richdale with a hot 67. Tiffany Joh made her 1st professional cut, and she's tied with Alison Walshe and Jane Chin at +2, so that's not half bad. It'll be interesting to see if anyone can go low and preempt a Cho-Harigae showdown tomorrow.

[Update 1 (6/28/09, 10:00 am): Lisa Mickey has lots of player reactions to their rounds yesterday in her game story, plus some tales from the casino.]

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