Beth Bader followed up her Thursday 65 with a Friday 66 to get to -13 and a one shot lead at the Corning Classic. Young Kim fired a 64 (NOT the low round of the day) to move into second place at -12. Paula Creamer is third at -10 with Mi Hyun Kim and Becky Morgan tied for fourth at -9.
Once again, par was severely beaten about the head and shoulders. Alena Sharp posted a 63 (11 fewer than Thursday), the best of 45 total rounds in the 60s. Unless we start getting winds of 15 mph or more, somebody is going to have to clear -20 to have a real chance to win. The cut was -1 and M-I-A this weekend will be Jimin Kang, Wendy Ward, Carin Koch, and Constructivist fave Moira Dunn. My fave Grace Park is -5 and tied for 28th.
Sorry about the short recap. Might be forced into the same tomorrow and Sunday – a holiday trip with the family will likely curtail my golf writing a bit, but I’ll try to post at least by the following mornings.