For the 2nd week in a row, a showdown I expected between some of the Futures Tour's newest stars got preempted, but unlike last week when a relative unknown stole a win, this week it was a familiar name who took advantage of wind troubles by Misun Cho and Mina Harigae at the Horseshoe Casino Classic. The week's only 65-Club members both shot 79s today--and they only dropped to T2 and T4. So despite finishing +2 over her final 6 holes, it was Jean Reynolds who got win #2 of '09 and vaulted to the top of the FT money list.
Pornanong Phatlum's walkoff bogey kept her out of a playoff with Reynolds, but it was her best finish on tour and jumped her from #71 to #25 on the money list. With Haeji Kang playing so well at the Wegmans, it's looking more and more like my projected top 50 may well have problems at the top. I'm going to need for Kang, Sattayabanphot, Phatlum, and Jun to move out of the mid-20s to mid-30s doldrums on the money list when the tour returns to action in mid-July (assuming Kang, who now has over $100K in LPGA winnings this season, bothers to play any more FT events). And I'm going to need Emily Bastel, Eunjung Yi, and Sarah Kemp to actually start playing on tour this season.