Friday, June 20, 2008

Wegmans LPGA – 2nd Round

Morgan Pressel equaled the low round of the day with a 65 to reach -10 and lead the Wegmans LPGA by one shot over Suzann Pettersen. Pettersen, who also fired a 65, is alone in second place with Inbee Park and Ai Miyazato tied for third at -8.

After starting her round with six pars, Pressel birdied six of the next eight holes. Pettersen opened with bogey at 1 then birdied seven out of ten including four in a row (8-11). UPDATE: Suzann started at #10 so that description isn't correct but she did blitz most of the course's front nine. Neither Park nor Miyazato was able to go bogeyless as they did Thursday but they both birdied five times to post their second straight scores of 68. Christina Kim eagled 17 en route to 67 to move into a tie for fifth with Cristie Kerr, whose 70 dropped her four shots from the top. Meena Lee was the third player to shoot 65 on Friday – good enough to reach T7 along with Jeong Jang and a surprising Karin Sjodin. Lorena Ochoa only managed a 70 and is currently at -2 T17.

They must have played lift-clean-place again today (I haven’t seen the coverage yet to confirm this) because the cut didn’t climb at all. The +1 number shut out Jee Young Lee, Brittany Lang, Lindsey Wright, Karen Stupples and Juli Inkster while just missing Annika Sorenstam (avoiding her third MC in nine years), Song-Hee Kim (a 77 nearly did her in), Maria Hjorth and Laura Davies, whose 66 rescued her weekend.

I don’t usually give shout-outs until after the event but I’d like to make some exceptions here. Shanshan Feng, the rookie from China, and Marcy Hart each made their third cut of the year today and Jennifer Rosales made her fourth. Here’s hoping that all three can get their best finish of 2008 this week.


svenson said...

They did play life-clean-place today. I was able to get to the tournament today and that's exactly what they were doing. Must say Petterson was on fire. It was also good to see Michelle MCGANN and Cindy RARICK have good rounds. I must say that a lot of the women were very downcast, not many smiles for the gallery, which was quite large, especially for SORENSON and OCHOA. Lopez has her usual following and she did not disappoint, with her game yes, but not her fan-friendly persona. There's a reason she's well-liked.

The Constructivist said...

Mentioned l-c-p on the webcasts but not on's notes and interviews page, even when many players were raving about the scoring opportunities and the perfect golfing conditions.

Still working on the wife to take the girls to exit 46 after onechan's last day of Japanese yochien in Buffalo. Could get to see Ai-chan late in the afternoon if so, but highly doubtful....