Friday, August 25, 2006

Wendy's Championship - 2nd Round

First round co-leader Jee Young Lee shot 67, and Soo-Yun Kang fired a 66 to share the second round lead at -11 at the Wendy’s Championship. Mikela Parmlid and Marisa Baena are both one shot back after shooting 67 and 65, respectively.

Baena, Joo Mi Kim and Young Kim all shot 65 for Round-Of-The-Day honors, but for most of the afternoon it appeared that defending champ Cristie Kerr was going to claim that title convincingly. Through 11 holes Kerr was -8 on the day (-10 overall), and at least one ESPN announcer was thinking "59". She made par on the next six holes to end that possibility, but then nearly ruined it all on 17 and 18 with bogey-double bogey to finish with 67 and -7.

The cut did not threaten last year’s incredible -3 – even par gets to play the weekend this time. The most notable of those coming up short was Julieta Granada (+2). With two rounds to go, a lot of good players are still within shouting distance. I'm expecting at least a couple of those in the logjam from -7 through -3 to make a good run tomorrow to set themselves up for Sunday.

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