I haven't had much good news to report on Hannah Yun's professional odyssey in 2013, but she just fired a bogey-free 67 to end the 1st round of the Volvik Championship only 1 shot behind leader Alexandria Buelow. She hit 13 of 14 fairways, 16 of 18 greens, and took only 29 putts, so she was firing on all cylinders. Here's hoping this is a sign of things to come from now through December, because if she can't make the top 10 on the Symetra Tour money list (it'll probably take winning their last 2 events), she'll need to play this well in LPGA Q-School.
I wish I could report the same good news for my other Symetra Tour fave, Mitsuki Katahira, but she opened with a 78 and will need a great round tomorrow just to make the cut. She's only 3 shots behind the players in the top 2 spots on the money list, P.K. Kongkraphan and Christine Song, but they're pretty much guaranteed LPGA cards for 2014, while Katahira is way back in the 26th spot, so she's under a lot more pressure than they are. Mitsuki-chan, gambatte-ne!