Annika captures lead at LPGA Championship

mulligan, 10 June 2005, Comments Off on Annika captures lead at LPGA Championship
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I was lucky to catch The Golf Channel’s afternoon coverage of the LPGA McDonald’s Championship. Annika Sorenstam put on a clinic with her pinpoint precision drives and iron shots, shooting a -5, 67. Annika’s accuracy is almost mind-boggling — she couldn’t place her shots any better, even if she ran on the fairways and dropped the ball where she wanted to. Annika is at -9 for the tourney. Laura Davies shot -2 today, going -7 for the tournament and in second place.

Meanwhile, Natalie Gulbis is in third place, at -6. Natalie had a great ballstriking day, hitting 13 of 14 fairways and stuffing some really close approach shots. Natalie’s pretty aggressive with her driver, and really makes a great pass at the ball. The Golf Channel has this excellent pic of what I’m talking about. Frankly, her so-called “unorthodox” swing is looking pretty smooth. But the “hammy” putter was not as hot as yesterday. Natalie missed short birdie putts on 14, 15, 16, and 17. An errant 6-iron on the final hole almost cost her. But, after pitching on, Natalie stepped up big and drained a 25-footer for par. “Hammy” time.

Michelle Wie is tied for 8th, at -4, after shooting -1 today.

Complete leaderboard here, or here.


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