Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Can Cheyenne Woods Follow in the Footsteps of Ya Ni Tseng, Michelle Wie, Candie Kung, Tiffany Joh, Mina Harigae, Jennifer Song...?

The 36-hole stroke-play portion of the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links is complete and Cheyenne Woods was the only player to finish under par at Bandon Dunes, going 72-69. Now it's on to the match-play portion of the competition, in which the top 64 strole-play qualifiers compete, March Madness-style, until the 2 finalists play a 36-hole match to decide the champion. If Woods can capitalize on her #1 seed and actually win this thing, she'd have accomplished something only Candie Kung in my title's list of former WAPL champions can lay claim to: been both the stroke-play medalist and match-play champion (although Kung won when the match-play final was only 18 holes). Let's see if she can do it!

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