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2018 Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic Jul 05-08


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GC kills me. They come on like gangbusters, show about 10 minutes of golf, kinda' like a teaser on a news program that they're gonna' show you in 20 minutes, then it's 10 minutes of BS and commercials. Then 7 minutes of golf, then commercials ad nauseam.

 

Also, this is "LIVE", here's Emma Talley on 12, when in reality she's finishing up on 18. Sigh. Guess we gotta' take any LPGA we can get, they are definitely the red-headed step-children of golf to GC. I know, beating :deadhorse:

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The putts continue to fall. Amy Yang has birdied four of her first 8 holes.

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The projected cut is at -3, and Vicky Hurst shoots +12 over 2 rounds? Her excellent play on the Symetra Tour simply doesn't carry over to the LPGA.

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The projected cut is at -3, and Vicky Hurst shoots +12 over 2 rounds? Her excellent play on the Symetra Tour simply doesn't carry over to the LPGA.

 

Yeah that confuses me... Is there really that large of a difficulty gap between Symetra Tour courses and LPGA courses?

 

I'm sure there are some differences, but it can't account for that level of play. Emma Talley graduated from the Symetra Tour last year, and she's currently at -11. Nelly graduated in 2016, and has done well. Annie graduated in 2015, and got her first LPGA win a few weeks back.

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Projected cut now down to -4. Yu Liu has the best round of the morning wave with a -9. Five players shoot -6.

 

Sei Young birdies her first four holes of her afternoon round before settling for a boring par on her 5th hole.

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did I just see a whiff on 18 tee?????

 

That has yet to be determined,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

 

Wow. Just saw it again.

 

Sure looked like she TRIED to hit it. Whiff.

 

Commentators suggesting she might have tried to MISS it on purpose feeling her foot slip - didn't look that way though.

 

Let's see how it plays out - I'm thinking she has no idea she could claim she tried to miss.

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Got a great group at 8:47 off the back :)

Watch out for flying putters.

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The projected cut is at -3, and Vicky Hurst shoots +12 over 2 rounds? Her excellent play on the Symetra Tour simply doesn't carry over to the LPGA.

 

Yeah that confuses me... Is there really that large of a difficulty gap between Symetra Tour courses and LPGA courses?

 

I'm sure there are some differences, but it can't account for that level of play. Emma Talley graduated from the Symetra Tour last year, and she's currently at -11. Nelly graduated in 2016, and has done well. Annie graduated in 2015, and got her first LPGA win a few weeks back.

 

Emma's fellow rookie and Symetra Tour graduate Yu Liu shot the low round of the day, -9.

 

There isn't any rational explanation for Vicky; suffice it to say it's all in her head.

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'Great round by the amateur Alexa Pano. She shoots 72, and hits 12 fairways, 17 greens, and manages a respectable 248 yards off the tee. Bravo.

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'Great round by the amateur Alexa Pano. She shoots 72, and hits 12 fairways, 17 greens, and manages a respectable 248 yards off the tee. Bravo.

 

Yes. She's what, 13 years old? I was barely house-trained at that age. Her post round interview was ages of maturity past her years on this planet. Bravo indeed.

 

She's been groomed for this vocation since the age of 5 when she was a phenom playing U.S. Kids golf. No one should be surprised by her level of play and maturity. Just wait till Pano, Lucy Li and Rachel Heck are on tour. The level of play (especially ball striking) is going to get much, much better as more of these young, well-coached and athletic players become mainstays.

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The projected cut is at -3, and Vicky Hurst shoots +12 over 2 rounds? Her excellent play on the Symetra Tour simply doesn't carry over to the LPGA.

 

Yeah that confuses me... Is there really that large of a difficulty gap between Symetra Tour courses and LPGA courses?

 

I'm sure there are some differences, but it can't account for that level of play. Emma Talley graduated from the Symetra Tour last year, and she's currently at -11. Nelly graduated in 2016, and has done well. Annie graduated in 2015, and got her first LPGA win a few weeks back.

Hurst seems to be intimidated by the bigger stage. Like many of us the first time we play a step up be it City State or National level event.

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The projected cut is at -3, and Vicky Hurst shoots +12 over 2 rounds? Her excellent play on the Symetra Tour simply doesn't carry over to the LPGA.

 

Yeah that confuses me... Is there really that large of a difficulty gap between Symetra Tour courses and LPGA courses?

 

I'm sure there are some differences, but it can't account for that level of play. Emma Talley graduated from the Symetra Tour last year, and she's currently at -11. Nelly graduated in 2016, and has done well. Annie graduated in 2015, and got her first LPGA win a few weeks back.

Hurst seems to be intimidated by the bigger stage. Like many of us the first time we play a step up be it City State or National level event.

 

At least we can say she wasn’t DFL (barely)

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This course must be pretty easy course for the pros.. Too many players are scoring very low numbers..

 

They need to make the course more challenging..

 

The greens look very benign, roll pure, and there's little in the way of trouble off the tee. That's a blue light special for the best ballstrikers.

 

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Ping G400 7wd 20.5 - Alta CB 65 Stiff 43"
Ping G400 9wd 23.5 - Alta CB 65 Stiff
Ping G400 26 and 30 hybrids - Alta CB 70 Stiff
Ping i200 7-P (2 Deg Weak) Orange Dot (2 Deg Flat) - True Temper X95 S300
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This one is done. Stick a fork in it. Lol. Is there any possibly way someone could make up eight shots when the leader has averaged 64 for three rounds. Impressive. It would have been nice to see Sei Young break the three round scoring record, though.

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For the last couple of seasons I got used to seeing Amy Yang and Sei Young Kim within a few places of each other in the top 10. Like old times to see them back together at the top of the table/ Nice little nostalgia hit.

 

See Young Kim and Amy Yang now joined by Lydia Ko at the top - a leaderboard from 2 years ago apart from the new names. Interesting that this comes only a week after Nasa and SHP slug it out with SYR. They weren't even permanent tour members 2 years ago. Interesting the ebb and flow of talent on the tour and the variety in the leaderboards this year.

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