Friday, December 16, 2011

Can Lexi Close the Deal in Dubai?

Lexi Thompson is the only player in the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters to reach double digits under par through the 1st 54 holes.  At -10, she has a 1-shot lead on Sophie Gustafson, a 2-shot lead on Lee-Anne Pace and Pernilla Lindberg, a 3-shot lead on Becky Morgan, Julieta Granada, and Stacy Lee Bregman, and a 5-shot lead on Michelle Wie.  With Caroline Hedwall and Carlota Ciganda breaking 70 today to get to -4, I'm curious to see if they can get in the mix tomorrow.  The LET has the details on all the leaders, along with the final-round pairings.  Can Lexi become the youngest professional winner and 2nd-youngest winner on the LET?  18 holes will tell!

[Update 1 (12/17/11, 8:56 am):  bangkokbobby did his usual bang-up job on the 3rd round, with lots of great photos and a rundown of the entire leaderboard.]


Tony Jesselli (Tonyj5) said...

Watching the telecast I was surprised to hear that Ai Miyazato would not be recognized by the LET as the official 2011 money leader. They said either Hedwall or Ried, depending on this weekends finish, would be recognized. The reason given was she didn't play enough rounds to qualify. I can see a round minimum on something like the Vare trophy, but the Money List?

The Constructivist said...

It would be good to check if In-Kyung Kim was recognized when she won the money list a year or two ago. I just don't have the time right now!

Tony Jesselli (Tonyj5) said...

The LET pages show the following:

2010 - Lee Anne Pace
2009 - Becky Brewerton
2008 - Gwladys Nocera