Monday, March 3, 2014

Kim Kaufman Wins Symetra Tour's Volvik Championship with Closing 66

The Symetra Tour's Volvik Championship got shortened to 36 holes, thanks to some long-awaited but torrential rains out west, and Kim Kaufman figured out how to take advantage of the soft conditions, firing a bogey-free 66 today to finish at -7 and beat Jennie Lee by 4 shots.

Among those who played well last week, Marissa Steen (70, -1, T5), Kendall Dye (69, -1, T5), Dori Carter (71, E, T11), Jane Rah (73, E, T11), and Mallory Blackwelder (74, E, T11) did the best this week, while most of the top 20 on the money list after the season-opener joined them in the money today.  But Cheyenne Woods (73, +8, T79), Therese Koelbaek (73, +8, T79), Emily Talley (78, +11, T100), and Sara Brown (80, +13, T107) were not among them.  Nor were a handful of golfers who WDed after the 1st round, including Jennifer Song and Mitsuki Katahira.

They'll all have to wait for a couple of weeks until the Tour resumes action in Florida to keep it rolling or get back on track.  Let's hope we see some spring-like conditions by then!


Colin N.Z said...

While we have a short break in the LPGA Bruce if you have a quiet day how about doing your prediction on who will make the teams for the International Crown. I know its close for a couple of spots on most teams and with two tournaments left who do you think will make it.

The Constructivist said...

Don't forget the JLPGA season starts up this week, so their March events will count toward the Rolex Rankings, too. Thanks for the suggestion!