Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sybase Match Play Championship Sunday: Battle of the Straight Shooters

Mike Southern and Stephanie Wei have the semi-final results at the Sybase Match Play Championship and we have a showdown between Angela Stanford and Sun Young Yoo--who both have very similar games--in the finals. I wouldn't be at all surprised if Yoo continues her run of upsets. She's my 3rd-ranked player without a win on the LPGA and will move up my Best of the Young Guns ranking the next time I get around to updating it. Currently, she's 1-up through 5. I'm off to the park with the girls--more when we get back home!

[Update 1 (7:36 pm): Here are Hound Dog and Bill Jempty on Yoo's breakthrough win, which came when she won 4 of the last 5 holes of her match with Stanford. More from me later!]

[Update 2 (7:43 pm): So here's how it ended up:

1. Yoo Sun Young
2. Stanford
3. Shin Ji-Yai
4. Yang, Amy
T5. Tseng Ya Ni, Wie, Matthew, Kang Haeji
T9. Pressel, Kim Song-Hee, Lee Jee Young, Park Inbee, Blumenherst, Hur, Recari, Icher

A far cry from what I predicted:

1. Choi Na Yeon
2. Miyazato Ai
3. Kim Song-Hee
4. Lee Jee Young
T5. Shin Ji-Yai, Stanford, Park Inbee, Pressel
T9. Tseng, Kerr, Webb, Wie, Kim In-Kyung, Pak, McPherson, Yang Amy

Oh, well!]

[Update 3 (5/24/10, 6:03 pm): Here are Hound Dog and Stephanie Wei with more on the Sybase. Somehow I came in 2nd in the PakPicker!]

[Update 4 (6:18 pm): Nice article by Brendan Prunty on Yoo's march through Hamilton Farm. By the way, it netted her 20 spots up to #20 in the Rolex Rankings.]

[Update 5 (5/27/10, 9:09 am): Great post by Happy Fan running down Sun Young Yoo's match-play win on the LPGA and Jung Min Lee's on the KLPGA.]

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