Friday, February 18, 2011

Meanwhile, Guilia Sergas Serves Notice on the LET

There's a full-field women's tournament--with a cut and everything--going on in New Zealand this week and if you're interested in seeing what kind of golf many who can't get into the limited-field events that start the LPGA season are playing, check out the leaderboard of the Pegasus New Zealand Women's Open. Guilia Sergas made 4 birdies in a row today to follow up yesterday's 64 and take her to -13 through 36 holes, but thanks to a 64 by Kristie Smith and a 63 by Linda Wessberg, her lead has shrunk to 2 and 4 shots, respectively, on her closest pursuers.

Still, anything can happen tomorrow in the windy conditions. Check out the following scoring swings by LPGAers in the field:

T4/-6 Laura Davies (74-68), Pernilla Lindberg (74-68)
T10/-4 Sarah Kemp (73-67)
T14/-3 Caroline Hedwall (76-65), Tiffany Joh (74-67), Reilley Rankin (73-68)
T23/-2 Sarah Jane Smith (74-68), Cindy LaCrosse (74-68), Jimin Jeong (73-69)
T29/-1 Alison Whitaker (76-67)
T36/E Jessica Shepley (75-69), Becky Brewerton (74-70)
T43/+1 Lindsey Wright (77-68)
T48/+2 Louise Friberg (77-69)
T58/+3 Maria Hernandez (78-69), Jeehae Lee (76-71)
T66/+4 Jaclyn Sweeney (78-70), Katie Futcher (77-71)

MC: Louise Stahle (80-69)

A pair of teenage New Zealand amateurs have gotten off to great starts. 13-year-old Lydia Ko is T4 after going 70-68 and 16-year-old Cecelia Cho is T21 after going 77-66! Belen Mozo, by contrast, is playing slow and steady golf at T29, while Christel Boeljon and Amelia Lewis are alone at T8 after going 69-70 over the 1st 36 holes.

Lots of chances for the LPGA's Class of 2011ers to make some noise this weekend!

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