2018 ShopRite LPGA Classic Jun 08-10

Argonne69Argonne69 Members Posts: 20,846 ✭✭
  • Race to the CME Globe: 500 Points
  • Format: 54 holes
  • Purse: $1,750,000
  • Location: Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club, Bay Course, Galloway, NJ
  • Par: 71
  • Yardage: 6,217
  • History: This is the 30th year for the event (1986 - 2006, 2010 -). The victory at the 2017 Shoprite LPGA Classic is the fifth on the LPGA Tour for In-Kyung Kim, who most recently won the 2016 Reignwood LPGA Classic. She spent the better part of the end of 2016 and beginning of 2017 recovering from falling down the stairs. Her start in New Jersey was only her sixth of the year.


Coverage:
  • Jun 08: Golf Channel 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm (EDT)
  • Jun 09: Golf Channel 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (EDT)
  • Jun 10: Golf Channel 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (EDT)
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  • Argonne69Argonne69 Members Posts: 20,846 ✭✭
    What a letdown. After four days of continuous USWO coverage, we get a measly 2 hours for three days. The weather calls for possible thunderstorms on Saturday and Sunday. Hopefully they'll catch a break. Half of the Rolex top 10 are sitting this one out, including the Jutanugarn sisters. Last year's winner In-Kyung is in the field, as is Sung Hyun, Shanshan, Minjee, Jessica, Jin Young, Lydia, In Gee, Anna, Cristie, and Brooke.



    Normally I would go with 2 time winner Anna, but her game has been really off. In Kyung would be a good pick, as she's been playing steady golf. Minjee and Lydia shuld factor. In the past few years it seems the top of the leaderboard is filled with a handful of unfamiliar names. Given that it's a 54 hole event, that's no real surprise. I'll pick Jaye Marie to finish in the top 10.
  • StoochStooch Members Posts: 903 ✭✭
    Brooke is still listed in the field, I thought for sure she'd take this one off and concentrate on getting ready to defend in Grand Rapids
  • golf1010golf1010 Members Posts: 1,292 ✭✭
    edited Jun 6, 2018 #4
    Anna N owns this place

    Bugs are rough down there but cool track to play

    I expect her to win again although no form to show coming in
  • Argonne69Argonne69 Members Posts: 20,846 ✭✭
    Stooch wrote:


    Brooke is still listed in the field, I thought for sure she'd take this one off and concentrate on getting ready to defend in Grand Rapids




    It sure seems that Brooke gets ready for tournaments by playing tournaments. If one is going to play golf, why not pick up a paycheck along the way?
  • DavePelz4DavePelz4 A golf course in the Chicago area.ClubWRX Posts: 24,498 ClubWRX
    Argonne69 wrote:

    Stooch wrote:


    Brooke is still listed in the field, I thought for sure she'd take this one off and concentrate on getting ready to defend in Grand Rapids




    It sure seems that Brooke gets ready for tournaments by playing tournaments. If one is going to play golf, why not pick up a paycheck along the way?




    Her grandfather passed away which is what led her to WD from the USWO. It would seem unlikely that she'd play here.
  • StoochStooch Members Posts: 903 ✭✭
    DavePelz4 wrote:

    Argonne69 wrote:

    Stooch wrote:


    Brooke is still listed in the field, I thought for sure she'd take this one off and concentrate on getting ready to defend in Grand Rapids




    It sure seems that Brooke gets ready for tournaments by playing tournaments. If one is going to play golf, why not pick up a paycheck along the way?




    Her grandfather passed away which is what led her to WD from the USWO. It would seem unlikely that she'd play here.


    That's what I meant, I imagine it was a Monday or Tues. funeral and I thought it might be a bit of a rush to get to the Shoprite. Although she could drive form Smith Falls relatively easily at any time I guess
  • postfoldpostfold oh how I LOVE putting Members Posts: 378 ✭✭
    wait, the Jutanugarns are taking a week off?!? Unprecedented!



    Always enjoy watching this tournament, even if it's just a 54 holer and there isn't that much coverage. If Jin Young is in the field I'm going to pick her to win.
  • SurfDufferSurfDuffer Members Posts: 3,022 ✭✭
    Heading down to play the second day of the pro-am shortly. Moriya Jutanugarn was our playing partner 4 years ago. Always a fun event.
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  • ChronicSlicerChronicSlicer Members Posts: 1,013 ✭✭
    Argonne69 wrote:


    I'll pick Jaye Marie to finish in the top 10.




    In what? A fitness competition? I say top 5 in that.
  • Argonne69Argonne69 Members Posts: 20,846 ✭✭
    Conditions look good today with sunshine and light winds. Scoring is good, with two players at -4 after 11/9 holes.



    Unfortunately, Lisa Maguire's professional debut is not going well, as she's currently +7 after 10 holes.
  • tbowles411tbowles411 ClubWRX Posts: 25,165 ✭✭
    Argonne69 wrote:


    Conditions look good today with sunshine and light winds. Scoring is good, with two players at -4 after 11/9 holes.



    Unfortunately, Lisa Maguire's professional debut is not going well, as she's currently +7 after 10 holes.


    Well a debut is a crap shoot. Pressure, tournament courses when you're playing for supper is a whole different animal. She'll get more sponsor's exemptions.
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  • Argonne69Argonne69 Members Posts: 20,846 ✭✭
    'Just don't understand what's going on with Alison's ballstriking. She hit only 8 fairways, and 11 greens today, leading to 6 bogies and one double.
  • DavePelz4DavePelz4 A golf course in the Chicago area.ClubWRX Posts: 24,498 ClubWRX
    Whoa...Laura Diaz? Be still my heart.
  • legitimategolflegitimategolf Golf hard New York NYMembers Posts: 4,711 ✭✭
    edited Jun 8, 2018 #15
    Go Stacy and Stacy Jr. I feel that when a pregnant woman wins a sports competition, there should be some sort of asterisk. Not to diminish such an accomplishment but rather the opposite. They deserve additional credit.
  • tbowles411tbowles411 ClubWRX Posts: 25,165 ✭✭
    DavePelz4 wrote:


    Whoa...Laura Diaz? Be still my heart.


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  • 4waymiss4waymiss Members Posts: 1,019 ✭✭
    tbowles411 wrote:

    Argonne69 wrote:


    Conditions look good today with sunshine and light winds. Scoring is good, with two players at -4 after 11/9 holes.



    Unfortunately, Lisa Maguire's professional debut is not going well, as she's currently +7 after 10 holes.


    Well a debut is a crap shoot. Pressure, tournament courses when you're playing for supper is a whole different animal. She'll get more sponsor's exemptions.




    I think her twin sister Leona is the heralded one.

  • hdr_richdr_ric Members Posts: 1,472 ✭✭
    edited Jun 8, 2018 #18
    Watching golf channel coverage now, announcers were yammering about a handful players doing a long drive thing earlier in the week - and making a big deal of of one then hitting it 276.



    276?? Wtf?? How is that a big deal?
  • DavePelz4DavePelz4 A golf course in the Chicago area.ClubWRX Posts: 24,498 ClubWRX
    hdr_ric wrote:


    Watching golf channel coverage now, announcers were yammering about a handful players doing a long drive thing earlier in the week - and making a big deal of of one then hitting it 276.



    276?? Wtf?? How is that a big deal?




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  • SurfDufferSurfDuffer Members Posts: 3,022 ✭✭
    edited Jun 8, 2018 #20
    hdr_ric wrote:


    Watching golf channel coverage now, announcers were yammering about a handful players doing a long drive thing earlier in the week - and making a big deal of of one then hitting it 276.



    276?? Wtf?? How is that a big deal?




    The long drive event was a flop. Cool heavy air and lots of rain. Right at sea level. No roll out at all due to the soft wet conditions. The men weren't hitting it very far either compared to what TV viewers are used to seeing at world long drive events. There is a reason they hit it 450+ yards in LasVegas.
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  • Argonne69Argonne69 Members Posts: 20,846 ✭✭
    edited Jun 8, 2018 #21
    SurfDuffer wrote:

    hdr_ric wrote:


    Watching golf channel coverage now, announcers were yammering about a handful players doing a long drive thing earlier in the week - and making a big deal of of one then hitting it 276.



    276?? Wtf?? How is that a big deal?




    The long drive event was a flop. Cool heavy air and lots of rain. Right at sea level. No roll out at all due to the soft wet conditions. The men weren't hitting it very far either compared to what TV viewers are used to seeing at world long drive events. There is a reason they hit it 450+ yards in LasVegas.




    Yeah, it was a bit of a joke for both the men and women. I believe they were using a 45 yard wide grid, instead of the usual 50 yards. That, paired with the wind meant that 90% of the balls were landing OB. A few matches came down to sudden death when neither player could hand a ball in the grid. The men struggled to reach 360 yards, and the women were under 300 yards. One of the men finally grabbed a 45" driver, and put it in play.



    Four LPGA players made an appearance, and it was embarrassing. I think the big problem is that they were trying to hit 48" drivers with 4" tees with no warmup.
  • Argonne69Argonne69 Members Posts: 20,846 ✭✭
    4waymiss wrote:

    tbowles411 wrote:

    Argonne69 wrote:


    Conditions look good today with sunshine and light winds. Scoring is good, with two players at -4 after 11/9 holes.



    Unfortunately, Lisa Maguire's professional debut is not going well, as she's currently +7 after 10 holes.


    Well a debut is a crap shoot. Pressure, tournament courses when you're playing for supper is a whole different animal. She'll get more sponsor's exemptions.




    I think her twin sister Leona is the heralded one.




    Seems that way. Leona is -2 after 15 holes.
  • North TexasNorth Texas Members Posts: 4,264 ✭✭
    KBong wrote:

    Argonne69 wrote:


    'Just don't understand what's going on with Alison's ballstriking. She hit only 8 fairways, and 11 greens today, leading to 6 bogies and one double.


    Unless Alison is injured...IMO...she's finished...which is a shame.

    If she is injured....I think she's got to stay away from competitive golf until she's rehabilitated.




    11 greens in regulation is actually an improvement over what she has done for the year. She's currently dead last in GIR at 52%.



    She is either injured or enjoying life too much.
  • MellowMellow Members Posts: 273 ✭✭
    Lots of players I'm hopeful for doing well on day 1. Also doing some serious finger crossing for some making the cut!



    Yeah, I'm sorry to say I pretty much gave up hope on Alison doing well a year+ ago. And that's something I'm generally very reluctant to do. But it's so consistent.



    But hey, rebirths and reinventions are always possible. Some of the players I'm really hopeful for here are already in the same boat.
  • AWinfortheAgesAWinfortheAges Members Posts: 212 ✭✭
    Looks like Amy Yang is on the mend.
  • Argonne69Argonne69 Members Posts: 20,846 ✭✭
    Wow, Paula seems to have found her game.



    In Kyung in a good position to defend.

  • StoochStooch Members Posts: 903 ✭✭
    Megan Khang has withdrawn with a injury, hope it's not to serious. I really hope instead it's a case of don't wanna sit through a weather delay to trunk slam "ITIS"



    Megan has been playing really well lately
  • SurfDufferSurfDuffer Members Posts: 3,022 ✭✭
    edited Jun 9, 2018 #28
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    My view of the 18th green today from inside the Champion's Club before the weather hit. Paula Creamer Eagle Chip.
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  • Argonne69Argonne69 Members Posts: 20,846 ✭✭
    Pfffftttt. This is exactly why I don't mind delayed coverage. We got to see what, 15 minutes of golf? Oy.

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