Tiffany Joh opened with a 69 today on the Bobcat Course at Plantation Golf and Country Club to join a logjam at T2, 1 shot behind Greek-American Liebelei Lawrence in the 1st round of the Florida sectional qualifier for LPGA Q-School.
Australia's Nikki Garrett (70 on the Bobcat Course), Stephanie Na (71 on the Panther Course) and amateur Leanne Bowditch (ditto) joined Sweden's Caroline Larsson (ditto) and Canada's Seema Sadekar (70 on the Bobcat Course) in adding an international flavor to the 13 golfers who went under par today. Among the players who held it together at E or 1-over are the LET's Gwladys Nocera and Marianne Skarpnord and the Futures Tour's Maria Hernandez, Jennie Lee, Lisa Ferrero, Sofie Andersson, Briana Vega, and Malinda Johnson.
Of the players I expected to do well, only Rebecca Kim (79 on the Panther Course) and Carmen Alonso (77 on the Bobcat Course) are in serious danger of missing the cut, although Paola Moreno (75 on the Bobcat Course) can't afford another bad round.
[Update 1 (9/30/09, 12:24 pm): Sweet, they're live-scoring the 2nd round (at least posting results as cards come in, that is)!]