Sunday, April 29, 2007

Moira, Moira, Moira!

Yes, this is about the Corona Championship and the reference in the title is not to The Brady Bunch's infamous "Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!" refrain but to "Tora! Tora! Tora!" You know, kamikazes, planes going down in flames. My friend Moira Dunn was sitting pretty at -13 after birdieing the first 7 of 11 holes on Sunday. So what does she do when she gets herself into contention with 7 holes left to play? Well, she continued her bogey-free round--but threw a double and a triple in her last five holes in the mix to drop back to a tie for 18th, only two strokes ahead of Ai Miyazato, whose second consecutive 69 (this one bogey-free) got her to -6 for the tournament (T22). Moira shouldn't feel too bad--Pat Hurst also made an 8 on the last hole to drop from -18 to -15 and from a chance to win to 4th place. But a top 20 has to feel a lot worse than a top 10. She's gotta stop squandering these good tournaments if she wants to keep her card this year!

Oh, and Silvia Cavalleri outgunned Lorena Ochoa and Julieta Granada, whose 68s weren't enough to match the winner's second-best-round-of-the-day 66. Congrats to Cavalleri, Min (who won the rookie race when Angela Park failed to make a move on her), Granada (who won the Super Soph race with ease), and Maria Hjorth (whose 65 was the best round of the tournament and got her back under par)!

[Update: I was on urgent WAAGNFNP business in the wee hours of the am here--no, nothing to do with that Bay Area traffic thing--so I couldn't do the not-quite-live-blogging you've come to expect and tolerate, or perhaps just be resigned to, but in the comments here spyder ably picked up the slack. When I get back from the onsen, I'll post updates to the Rolex Rankings and official money list. All I can say is that Moira's thrown away more money in her last two tournaments than I'm going to make this year--and this will be the most I've ever made in my life!]

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