Sunday, August 8, 2010

Dori Carter Denies Jennifer Song in Pennsylvania Classic

For most of the day, Jennifer Song looked like she had the Futures Tour's Pennsylvania Classic well in hand, but a late double bogey opened the door and Dori Carter walked on through with 6 birdies in her last 11 holes of bogey-free golf. With her win, Carter moves up to #14 on the money list and Song to #9. With 2 events left to play, here is the top 20 (along with this week's results):

1. Cindy LaCrosse (13 events/2 wins) $74.5K (70, -8, T4)
2. Christine Song (15/2) $60.9K (MC)
3. Gerina Mendoza (15/0) $52.0K (72, -1, T26)
4. Angela Oh (15/1) $43.6K (72, E, T30)
5. Tiffany Joh (14/1) $39.8K (69, -5, T10)
[top 5 get good LPGA cards]
6. Jenny Shin (12/1) $39.3K (70, -8, T4)
7. Pornanong Phatlum (13/0) $38.2K (67, -3, T17)
8. Ryann O'Toole (14/2) $37.6K (73, E, T30)
9. Jennifer Song (7/1) $37.4K (70, -11, T2)
10. Jane Rah (15/0) $36.6K (72, -2, T21)
[next 5 get fairly worthless LPGA cards and free trip to LPGA Q-School]
11. Esther Choe (14/0) $34.9K (72, -2, T21)
12. Hannah Jun (13/0) $32.4K (71, +1, T34)
13. Mo Martin (15/0) $31.1K (73, -3, T17)
14. Dori Carter (15/1) $29.2K (68, -12, 1st)
15. Nontaya Srisawang (12/0) $27.9K (71, -5, T10)
16. Jennie Lee (14/0) $25.8K (78, +5, T53)
17. Chelsea Curtis (14/0) $25.3K (70, -1, T26)
18. Dewi Claire Schreefel (15/0) $24.7K (67, -8, T4)
19. Paola Moreno (8/1) $21.8K (DNP)
20. Nannette Hill (15/1) $21.7K (MC)
[next 10 also get free trips to LPGA Q-School]

Here's the field for next week's Greater Richmond Golf Classic. All the usual suspects will be there, including part-time FTer Paola Moreno. South African Melissa Eaton-Jackson, whose T2 finish today in the final pairing with Carter and Song moved her up to #31 on the money list with just over $15K in 9 starts, will also be looking to keep it going in Richmond. Another player to watch is Dewi Claire Schreefel, who finished 10th on last year's money list with 1 win in 16 starts. After Richmond, the players have 2 weeks off leading up to the Price Chopper Tour Championship the 1st week of September.


diane said...

Way back in June at the FUTURES Tour's Teva Championship, I was a walking scorekeeper for Dori Carter's group on Sunday. It was easy to tell she had some game and it probably won't take her very long to get to the LPGA. I remember her not missing a fairway and hitting good irons. Each week since she's gotten better.

I look forward to watching her on television next year.

The Constructivist said...

She'll need another win to avoid Q-School, most likely! I wouldn't put it past her, the way she's been playing....