Saturday, October 26, 2013

Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship Saturday: Open Door, Close Door?

The pressure of shooting for world #1 seemed to get to Suzann Pettersen as she made 3 bogeys in her 1st 5 holes on moving day at the Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship, but by the end of the day, she had fought back to -6 for the week and opened up a 4-shot lead on Azahara Munoz, Sun Young Yoo, and Carlota Ciganda and a 6-shot lead on Beatriz Recari and Caroline Hedwall.

With Se Ri Pak, Jenny Shin, and Eun-Hee Ji matching Munoz's 69 and pulling within 7 shots of the lead, there's an outside chance that they and Na Yeon Choi and Irene Cho at +1 can put some more pressure on Pettersen.  On a day when 12 of the 14 players in the top 15 made up ground on her today (only Hee Kyung Seo fell further behind, and then only by a shot), it was a hopeful moving day for them.  But if Pettersen gets off on the right foot tomorrow, the pressure's back squarely on her lead chase pack.  Let's see what happens!

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