Friday, April 25, 2008

Tough Day One at Stanford International Pro-Am

We previewed the event on LPGA on GNN (check out the sidebar to listen to the show), but it looks like windy conditions made scoring ugly for the pros and brutal for the amateurs on day one.

Paula Creamer, South Korea's Young Kim and Japan's Momoko Ueda led at 3 under.

Kim's was a 67 on the Miller Course, a par-70 layout. Creamer and Ueda shot 68s on the par-71 Soffer Course.

Only 20 pros in the field of 112 broke par.

Seven pros couldn't break 80.

Sorenstam shot 68 on the Miller Course and Miami's Cristie Kerr 69 on the Soffer Course. They were among seven players one shot back. So was Carolina Llano (69), the fifth and final alternate to get into the event.

Juli Inkster (70) and Christina Kim (70) are among those two shots back.

South Korea's Jin Joo Hong and her amateur partner Monique Rosenberg lead the team competition with a net 60. The best-ball event will be cut to the low 20 teams and ties after today's play.
Aside from the wind, I wondered if the slow pace of play that is natural to a pro-am would slow down the players. The always blunt Christina Kim summed up her perspective with this:
"I think the last hole probably took me close to six hours to play," she said.
Yani Tseng, having a killer year so far, had this to say about slow play caused by the conditions:

Yeah. It's very difficult. It's like three hours for nine holes and then we got to have so my coach bring a lunch box for me after nine holes.

So you need to be very patient on this course. So it's kind of first couple holes I play too quick because we waiting for a long time. When I stand there I just hit it. So I kind of need to be very patient on this tournament.

Christina Kim said the round was fun despite the length and that the time seemed to breeze by her and partner James Caan.

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