Moving Day at LPGA Qualifying School
There is a fire burning today, scorching the earth at LPGA tour qualifying school. Stacy Lewis, Amy Yang and Beth Bader are each at -5 through 2/3 of their round. Louise Stahl is -7 and has moved from 41st to 14th. Michelle Wie is -2 and tied for 4th spot with Mollie Fankhauser, the third-round leader. A good handful of players are -3 or -4, showing that even-par equals reverse gear on moving day.
|« 11 birdies plus 1 eagle equals welcome to the club, Harrison Frazar!||Golf Observer Sal Johnson bad-mouths the LPGA »|
We will see on Sunday Ms. Lewis when you are being out driven by 50 yards.
Stacy Lewis... Wow, she said she was there to win it and made good on her claim. That's confidence !!
There are some good players coming itno the tour for 2009, should be an interesting year.
Congratulations to all the ladies that obtained their card for 2009.
On your prediction that Bubbles would outdrive Stacy by fifty yards, how'd that one work out for you?
You imply that Stacy would somehow be intimidated by the mighty Bubbles and her mythical 300 yard drives.
What you seem to forget is that Stacy is known as a fierce competitor, one who had an exemplary amateur and collegiate career. Also, in case you he hadn't heard, she finished THIRD in this year's US Women's Open.
So let's see how Bubbles' intimidation factor worked out. What's this!? Stacy smoked Bubbles by five strokes playing head-to-head!
And Amy Yang similarly wasn't in very much awe of Bubbles, drubbing her by four shots while playing in the same group.
Please note that nothing said here is meant to denigrate Bubbles. She had a thorough, workmanlike tournament in which she finally qualified on her own merit. One thing that should slightly disturb you Wie Warriors is the fact that she was in the final group on Sunday in contention to win, when, as in the past, she faded badly and was thrashed by both her playing partners.
The criticism here is reserved for her sycophants like you, Joe Cool, who see her T7th at "Q" school as a sure sign of Bubbles in the Hall of Fame. You must never have heard of "guarded optimism."
Alex USMC 1969-73