Just as Karrie Webb is looking to chase down Ya Ni Tseng in the Honda LPGA Thailand on Sunday, Laura Davies is hoping to add Guilia Sergas to her list of early-season victims in her long career tomorrow at the Pegasus New Zealand Women's Open. Her roller-coaster, 7-birdie 69 brought her within 4 shots of Sergas, alone in 2nd. Call it the Revenge of the Vets if both Webb and Davies can pull off upset wins this week.
But the other big story on the LET of the week is the Rise of the Rooks. Tiffany Joh continued her comeback from her opening 74 with her 2nd-straight sub-70 round, this one a 5-birdie 68 that got her within 6 shots of the lead, alone in 7th. She's probably too far back to have a hope of catching Sergas tomorrow, but she can make a statement by finishing ahead of fellow rookies Christel Boeljon and Amelia Lewis (-5), Caroline Hedwall (-4), Belen Mozo (-3), Alison Whitaker (E), Becky Brewerton (+1), and Jaclyn Sweeney (+4), not to mention Super Sophs Pernilla Lindberg (-4), Cindy LaCrosse (-2), Maria Hernandez and Alison Walshe (+2), and Jeehae Lee (+4). At the very least, she's looking to finish ahead of 13-year-old New Zealand amateur Lydia Ko (-6)!