Saturday, June 29, 2013

U.S. Women's Open -- Day Three Wrap-Up

For the second year in a row, the U.S. Women's Open has been wrapped up after only three rounds.  Inbee Park, the best woman golfer in the world, has a four-shot lead on I.K. Kim, and at least a seven-shot lead on everyone else.  Tomorrow she will win her second U.S. Open, her sixth tournament of the year, and her third major tournament of the year.  This is one of the great accomplishments of the year, and I hope she finally starts to get more attention.  I'm now interested to see if she can win the British Open as well.

Park's success marks another step in the evolution of Korean women's golf.  In the past, we had noted that there had been numerous major winners from Korea, but that none of them had really become dominant players with multiple titles.  That is no longer the case.

Finally, let's give a shout out to Jessica Korda, who was five over for her round today after nine holes -- and then replaced her caddie.  With her boyfriend carrying the bag, she played the back nine in one under par.

1.  I. Park (KOR):  -10 (67+68+71=206)

2.  I.K. Kim (KOR):  -6 (68+69+73=210)

3.  J. Ewart Shadoff (ENG):  -3 (70+69+74=213)

T4.  S.Y. Ryu (KOR):  -1 (73+69+73=215)
T4.  A. Stanford-1 (73+68=74=215)

T6.  P. Creamer+1 (72+73+72=217)
T6.  J. Korda+1 (70+71+76=217)

T8.  A. Miyzato (JPN):  +2 (76+70+72=218)
T8.  B. Lang+2 (76+69+73=218)
T8.  B. Lincicome+2 (72+72+74=218)
T8.  C. Kerr+2 (72+72+74=218)

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