So heading into the final round there are 6 players within 5 shots of Ochoa, 10 players double digits under par (rounded out by Allison Fouch, Laura Davies, and Guilia Sergas), and 12 players ahead of Cristie Kerr (including Pat Hurst and Sophie Gustafson at -9). If Kerr is going to make up serious ground on money-list leader Ji-Yai Shin, she's going to need another round in the mid-60s--or lower--tomorrow. Seems like she and her caddie made a crucial shift in approaching approach shots today:
Just kind of clicked with my caddie. Talked to him and said, "We gotta go back to doing some of the stuff we'd been doing in the beginning of the year," about thinking about where you want to leave the ball on the green instead of trying to pick the perfect club. We just clicked out there today
Both Kerr and Ochoa have good memories from last year's last round to draw on, so tomorrow should be very interesting!
Personally, though, I would love to see Ya Ni go super-low tomorrow, Brittany Lang put herself in the mix on the back 9, and Na Yeon Choi finish high enough to break the $1M barrier for the 2nd season in a row. Lower down the leaderboard, I'm encouraged by a good 68 from Seon Hwa Lee (despite a maddening bogey on the par-5 17th), so would love to see her return to the top of the world of women's golf tomorrow and in the last 4 events on the LPGA of 2009. And of course I'm rooting for Moira Dunn to move up the money list from #75!