Wendy’s Championship: Sunday preview

mulligan, 28 August 2005, Comments Off on Wendy’s Championship: Sunday preview
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Leaderboard before Final Round
-16 Paula Creamer
-15 Cristie Kerr, Soo Yun Kang
-14 Pat Hurst, Michelle Redman
-13 Lorena Ochoa, Amy Hung, Karrie Webb
-12 Laura Davies, Sophie Gustafson
-11 Annika + others

Here are some interesting story lines and things to look out for in today’s final round — which can be seen on ESPN2 at 1-3 pm.

1. How low can you go?: Weather is supposed to be sunny and hot. The greens may become a little harder and faster, but, hey, when you’re firing wedges all day into the green, who cares? Scores should be low again.

2. Paula Creamer, the closer?: Paula Creamer, who is a rookie and fresh out of high school, has already won 3 times this year, including the Evian Masters by 8 strokes (lapping the field and Annika). I watched Paula and she is the real deal. She likes wearing pink on Sunday, and to top it all, she has her own blog. She’s now the leader by 1 stroke, and, in my book, should be the favorite today. She’ll be in a comfortable pairing with pal Cristie Kerr and quiet Soo Yun Kang, which probably will be a treat compared to yesterday’s pairing with Michelle Redman who seemed to get unsettled with any fan noise (although, quite frankly, I like Redman’s fire!).

3. Soo Yun, going back to back?: South Korean Soo Yun Kang won her first LPGA event last week, and is trying to go back to back. She sports a pink bag with “Bean Pole” sports endorsement. It’s quite fitting because Soo Yun is very slender and slight of build. She doesn’t hit it far off the tee, but her approach shots and putting have been spot on. Only 23 and 24 putts in the first 2 rounds, including 9 birdies in the 2nd round!

4. Laura Davies, back from oblivion?: Laura Davies is the closest thing to John Daly on the LPGA tour — she hits the ball a mile and is absolutely fearless. The woman shot 75 in the first round, which would’ve shot most people right out of the tournament. But Laura came back with rounds of 66 and 63, to pull herself to 12-under within 4 shots of the leader Paula Creamer.


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