It seems like the USGA has set up Blackwolf Run fairly easy today for the final round of the U.S. Women's Open. Sophie Gustafson, who shot an 84 yesterday, shot a 71 today. Sun Young Yoo bounced back from a Saturday 81 with a Sunday 68. Yeon Ju Jung improved on yesterday's 80 with a 69 today. Even amateur Emma Talley went from 81 to 72. Right now, Hee Kyung Seo is -3 through 16, Brittany Lang is -3 through 13, Il Hee Lee is -3 through 9, rookie Numa Gulyanamitta is -2 through 10, amateur Lydia Ko is -1 through 16, Anna Nordqvist is -1 through 15, Jennie Lee is -1 through 13, Jenny Shin is -1 through 12, and Jimin Kang is -1 through 11.
So if anyone chasing Na Yeon Choi can put together a good round and she struggles, this tournament might just get interesting! Well, more interesting than a breakthrough USWO win for a really really good golfer who's been overshadowed by fellow '08er Ya Ni Tseng her entire LPGA career. Now she has a chance to do something Ya Ni's never done: win a U.S. Women's Open. Let's see if she can do it!
[Update 1 (1:30 pm): Add Cindy LaCrosse and Jennifer Johnson who are under par well into their rounds.]
[Update 2 (1:36 pm): Yup, the field's scoring average today is 3 shots lower than it was yesterday. You can follow the lowest rounds of the day at this link from the USGA!]
[Update 3 (2:14 pm): Nice bounceback by Hee Kyung Seo: she ended up going 80-69 on the weekend. Contrast that with Ya Ni Tseng, who went 78-78, and you'll see how fine a line separates being on top of the world from the middle of the pack!]