Friday, April 13, 2007

Ginn Open Questions

1. Lorena Ochoa has 16 birdies in 36 holes. Laura Davies has 3 eagles in the same stretch. Both stand at -12 going into the weekend. Can they keep it up? More troubling for their competitors, can they go even lower than they already have?

2. If the answers to both questions are no, who will step up and challenge them? Natalie Gulbis, who is playing nearly flawless golf at -9? Like Ochoa, who also has one uncharacteristic double bogey, she is making an insane amount of birdies. Mi Hyun Kim, who is making enough birdies to go really low but making enough mistakes to only be at -7? Suzann Pettersen and Se Ri Pak, whose Kraft Sunday collapses may motivate them this weekend while chasing the leaders from seven back?

3. It took one round for Angela Park to catch fellow rookie In-Kyung Kim at -1. Now they both trail Charlotte Mayorkas by one stroke. Who will prevail this weekend?

4. As the same amount of shots separate the leaders from the others playing well as the people who just made the cut at +2 from the people at the bottom of the top ten at -4, the race for the top 10 is still wide open. Can Karen Sjodin (66), Christina Kim (67), Silvia Cavalleri (67), Jee Young Lee (68), and Pat Hurst (68) continue their hot Friday play into the weekend? Can Meaghan Francella, Shi Hyun Ahn, Ai Miyazato, Moira Dunn, Paula Creamer, and Cristie Kerr figure out how to go low this weekend?

5. Can Karrie Webb, Grace Park, and Jeong Jang find their games and eke out top 20s from yet another disappointing start to a tournament this year?

6. How will people respond to the pressure of the pairings?

7. Are there any better LPGA bloggers than The Florida Masochist or Seoul Sisters (especially their chat board)? Because I can't find them (and Seoul Sisters isn't really a blog). [Update: The Hound Dog's bark is ok, but he needs more bite.]


The Florida Masochist said...

Thanks for the plug.


The Constructivist said...

You're welcome. I'm just calling it like I'm seeing it.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the "sort-of" plug. I'll see if I can find some more things to bite!