Saturday, June 25, 2011

Wegmans LPGA Championship Friday Afternoon: So Much for the Scoring Opportunities, Eh?

Just as I was turning off the tv yesterday afternoon to head out to the Toronto airport to pick up the Full Metal Archivist, I heard Judy Rankin mention that it was a bad sign the winds were picking up and Terry Gannon say there were storms all over western NY. Which would help explain why the low rounds of the afternoon at the Wegmans LPGA Championship were 69s by Chie Arimura, who missed the cut by 1 shot anyway, Hee Young Park, whose bogey-free effort moved her to T3, Morgan Pressel, who joined her despite making 3 bogeys, Amy Yang, who birdied 15, 16, and 17 to climb to T6, and Inbee Park, who finished eagle-birdie on 8 and 9 to move from fighting to make the cut to T19.

Unfortunately, my old junior golf sparring partner Moira Dunn bogeyed her last hole to miss the cut by a single shot and my favorite golfer Ai Miyazato wouldn't get her putter going yesterday and missed it by 2 shots. Other victims include Song-Hee Kim, Sandra Gal, Christina Kim, Brittany Lang, Vicky Hurst, Jane Park, Seon Hwa Lee, Jee Young Lee, Amanda Blumenherst, Mariajo Uribe, Mina Harigae, Laura Diaz, Jessica Korda, and Lexi Thompson.

As for today's plan, it's going to take me awhile to get to Pittsford, but I may get there in time to catch the end of the Ji-Yai Shin/Se Ri Pak pairing. After that, I'll try to catch up with Suzann Pettersen and Mika Miyazato (11:04 am), and if they're not doing much I'll wait for Anna Nordqvist and Na Yeon Choi (11:58 am). I'll do the same with Mi Hyun Kim/Inbee Park (1:10 pm) and Jimin Kang/Tiffany Joh (1:37 pm), then watch the leaders come in on the 17th green. That's all contingent on the Full Metal Archivist being rested enough to drive the girls to Japanese school in Buffalo and then on to our hotel in Pittsford. If not, I may only catch a little bit of golf today in person. We'll see!

[Update 1 (5:43 pm): Great post by Ruthless Mike on Tseng's greatness--and potential!]

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