Don't look now, but Cheyenne Woods opened her Symetra Tour tune-up for the U.S. Women's Open with a 4-birdie 69 that left her only 2 shots off the 1st-round lead. She hasn't been making that much noise in the States so far in 2014, but the season is still young and nobody can take that LET victory Down Under away from her!
Woods's round got me thinking about which of the other USWO sectional qualifiers have the best chance of making some serious noise at Pinehurst. With Ariya Jutanugarn failing to qualify, it's down to only 3 good bets, in my book:
Misuzu Narita, Minjee Lee, Yueer Cindy Feng
Laura Davies, Ayaka Watanabe, Ashleigh Simon, Belen Mozo, Stacey Keating, Rebecca Lee-Bentham, Marissa Steen, Jaye Marie Green, Cheyenne Woods, Brooke Mackenzie Henderson
Apologies to everyone else who played their way into the USWO, but making the cut alone would be a huge accomplishment, even for many on this list!