Saturday, August 2, 2008

Three Rounds Complete At Sunningdale

It should be a very frantic final round in the Ricoh Women's British Open - third round airing now on ABC. Yuri Fudoh leads on -13 and is one clear of Ji Yai Shin (ranked 10th in the world, KLPGA dominator). Ai Miyazato, who finished T4 at Interlachen, is in third. Then there are two Americans, 1st round leader Juli Inkster and Natalie Gulbis, tied for 4th at -10.

At the beginning of the week, I said on The 19th Hole that I was looking for a -10 winning score. That obviously will not be correct, barring some awful weather tomorrow. But, the sentiment has been correct. Scoring in this championship has been a must and the winner tomorrow will have to earn it, not back into it.

On other fronts, I expected a big week from the Asian contingent and obviously am getting it. I was looking for something huge from Na Yeon Choi. She's tied for 10th at -8 with Momoko Ueda and defending champion Lorena Ochoa.

Ochoa went out today in a blistering 32, with the lead in her sights. Coming home, though, she fired 39 (+3) to finish where she did. That may well have cost her the title, but she did prove that lots of low scores are possible. She will need a 65 tomorrow to win.

Looking out into the world for other coverage...
Mostly Harmless has a great recap of the round, per usual.
Here's a bio of Ji Yai Shin, who won 9 times last year on the KLPGA in her second season.

Other links to come also.

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