Friday, June 28, 2013

U.S. Women's Open Friday Morning: Opposite Day?

Several golfers who played great yesterday afternoon to start the U.S. Women's Open aren't doing at all well this morning, but it seems that for every player going in the wrong direction today someone else is bouncing back.  Paz Echeverria is +8 through 15, while Maude-Aimee Leblanc is +6 through 14, but Nicole Castrale is -2 through 12 after opening with a 78 and Brittany Lang is -3 through 11 to almost make back everything from yesterday's 76.  I'll have more after I take imoto shopping for birthday presents!

[Update 1 (2:02 pm):  In-Kyung Kim broke the trend, following up yesterday's 68 with a 5-birdie 69 to take the lead at -7.]

[Update 2 (2:04 pm):  So Yeon Ryu matched Kim and moved to -2 at the halfway point, while Angela Stanford did them both 1 better with a 6-birdie 68.]

[Update 3 (2:05 pm):  Lang ended up with a 69 to fight back to +1 for the week thus far.]

[Update 4 (2:06 pm):  Beatriz Recari turned it around after her opening 81, improving on it by 10 shots today, but at +8, it's probably too little, too late for her to make it to the weekend.]

[Update 5 (2:08 pm):  Steady as it goes for Jessica Korda, who's -3 overall after firing a 71 of her own today.  She's rocking the par 5s this week, -5 on them thus far....]

[Update 6 (3:44 pm):  It was opposite day for Ha-Neul Kim, who followed up yesterday's 66 with a 77.  Anna Nordqvist went from 68 to 74 and Catriona Matthew from 70 to 75.]

[Update 7 (3:49 pm):  More opposite day disappointments:  Paz Echeverria (69-82), Maude-Aimee Leblanc (69-77), Juli Inkster (72-79), Katherine Hull-Kirk (73-80), Pornanong Phatlum (71-77), Tiffany Joh (75-81), Mika Miyazato (72-77), Shanshan Feng (71-75).]

[Update 8 (3:56 pm):  Lizette Salas did 4 shots worse than yesterday's 68 today, but I don't think she'll be disappointed to be -4 through 36 holes!  Moira Dunn's 72 today improved on yesterday's round by 6 shots and looks to have ensured she'll be playing on the weekend!]

[Update 9 (4:01 pm):  Biggest names from the morning wave to (most likely) miss the cut:  Ji-Yai Shin (76-78), Chie Arimura (76-78), Ilhee Lee (76-78), Annie Park (79-75), Brooke Pancake (74-81), Hee-Won Han (80-76), Mariah Stackhouse (78-79).]

[Update 10 (4:34 pm):  Easy-to-overlook players who are right in this thing:  Cristie Kerr (72-72), Haeji Kang (71-73), Paula Creamer (72-73), Amy Yang (74-72).]

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