Sunday, July 4, 2010

Hannah Yun Likes Kentucky

Just a quick note that Hannah Yun, whose best career finish on the Futures Tour was a T4 in the Kentucky event last season, tied her season-low score with a bogey-free 67 at the Falls Auto Group Classic. She didn't shoot the low round of the day--Kristie Smith, who leads the LET Rookie of the Year race, established that with a bogey-free 65 that put her 3 shots behind 2nd-round leader Jodi Ewart, who shot a 66 of her own--but it is encouraging for Yun fans. And for bloggers who picked her to finish just outside the top 10 on the money list in their pre-season predictions. Especially when those sets overlap in the same person.

I'm also psyched to see Virada Nirapathpongporn match Yun's 67 and tie Smith at -7 for the tournament heading into the final round. Looks like her recovery from last season's shoulder surgery is moving to a new level. Unfortunately, fellow Thai standouts Pornanong Phatlum and Nontaya Srisawang both missed the cut and the latter is at risk of falling out of the top 10 on the money list. Good thing, though, that Tiffany Joh made the cut, despite making 3 double bogeys on the front. Ditto for last week's winner, NYer Nannette Hill.

There's a lot of young talent on the Futures Tour this year--and they're playing multiple tours. It'll be interesting to see how this all shakes out in the last 6 events of the season after the U.S. Women's Open next week.

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