2011 State Farm Classic 3rd Round Thoughts

Yani Tseng

After Suzann Pettersen and Cristie Kerr flexed their muscles in recent events, and Jiyai Shin started to get her putter going a wee bit more, Yani Tseng birdied all four of the par 5s on Saturday to remind everybody who is still #1. It’s a wonder to me, considering the two Majors last year, plus the wins early this year, that Pettersen even has a chance to overtake Yani for #1 at this tournament if Suzann wins and Yani finishes out of the top 3. Although in the lead going into the final round, it could have been even better for Yani. She misjudged the speed on a couple of putts, leaving them short. If some of those start dropping , watch out! But whatever she does on Sunday, for heaven’s sake don’t lift up the trophy before the round even begins! 🙂

Jiyai Shin

Speaking of Jiyai, tough to see that back 9 collapse to finish 1-over. That’s disastrous on a course where birdies are dropping aplenty. Her idol, Se Ri Pak, looks great at 11-under through 3 rounds. She still looks gimpy pulling the ball out of the hole, but it would be nice to see Se Ri finish with four rounds in the 60s. I think she might be too far back to expect both Mindy Kim and Yani Tseng to stumble on a birdie-friendly course. And for Mindy, will sleeping on that bogey on 18 affect her coming out to try to win her first event? At least she didn’t end up wet on 18 like Michelle Wie did. Not a good way to end the round. Also, will playing with Yani Tseng intimidate her at all? Or can she find inspiration from how Stacy Lewis went out and outdueled Yani at KNC? Yes, Mindy played with Yani the first two rounds. However, the final round with a chance at her first LPGA victory…that’s a different beast entirely.

Paula Creamer

Speaking of wet, it was tough to watch Paula’s 8th and 9th hole. On 8, what a great flop shot from 15 feet on a downhill lie with 3 paces of green, knocking it to a foot off the hole at 9 o’clock. Brilliant stuff. But…then she sprays her tee shot on 9 too far right and into the water. Ugh. The Pink Panther started with 4 birdies in first 6 holes, but after that bogey on 9, it was all pars on the back 9, including missing a great chance on a birdie putt on 18. She had played the back 9 at 5 birdies and no bogeys the first two days. I have to think that splash in the pond stymied what could have possibly been a round to put her at or near the top of the leaderboard. She is still in the top 10, but six shots off the lead.

Yani’s highlights

MINDY KIM

hugging Shanshan Feng

SHANSHAN FENG

STACY LEWIS

YANI TSENG

AMANDA BLUMENHERST

MORGAN PRESSEL

VICKY HURST

EUN HEE JI, HEE YOUNG PARK

MICHELLE WIE

BRITTANY LANG

SUZANN PETTERSEN

JENNIFER JOHNSON

KYEONG BAE

MI HYUN KIM

BRITTANY LINCICOME

JULI INKSTER

CRISTIE KERR

CATRIONA MATTHEW

with WENDY WARD

POS START CNTRY PLAYER TO PAR THRU TODAY R1 R2 R3 R4 TOTAL
Add to My Leaderboard 1 T2 TPE TSENG, Yani -17 F -6 67 66 66 199
Add to My Leaderboard 2 1 USA KIM, Mindy -16 F -3 64 67 69 200
Add to My Leaderboard T3 T6 USA LINCICOME, Brittany -14 F -6 67 69 66 202
Add to My Leaderboard T3 T2 CHN FENG, Shanshan -14 F -3 68 65 69 202
Add to My Leaderboard 5 T9 USA KERR, Cristie -13 F -6 70 67 66 203
Add to My Leaderboard T6 T9 USA WARD, Wendy -12 F -5 68 69 67 204
Add to My Leaderboard T6 T9 USA INKSTER, Juli -12 F -5 67 70 67 204
Add to My Leaderboard T8 T22 SWE GUSTAFSON, Sophie -11 F -6 69 70 66 205
Add to My Leaderboard T8 T9 KOR PAK, Se Ri -11 F -4 69 68 68 205
Add to My Leaderboard T8 T6 USA CREAMER, Paula -11 F -3 68 68 69 205
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Add to My Leaderboard T11 T52 USA LEWIS, Stacy -10 F -8 70 72 64 206
Add to My Leaderboard T11 T31 USA STANFORD, Angela -10 F -6 73 67 66 206
Add to My Leaderboard T11 T9 NOR PETTERSEN, Suzann -10 F -3 70 67 69 206
Add to My Leaderboard T14 T39 THA PHATLUM, Pornanong -9 F -6 72 69 66 207
Add to My Leaderboard T14 T31 KOR LEE, Meena -9 F -5 69 71 67 207
Add to My Leaderboard T14 T22 USA WIE, Michelle -9 F -4 72 67 68 207
Add to My Leaderboard T14 T22 JPN MIYAZATO, Mika -9 F -4 71 68 68 207
Add to My Leaderboard T14 5 USA BLUMENHERST, Amanda -9 F E 68 67 72 207
Add to My Leaderboard T14 4 KOR SHIN, Jiyai -9 F +1 66 68 73 207
Add to My Leaderboard T20 T52 KOR CHOI, Na Yeon -8 F -6 70 72 66 208
Add to My Leaderboard T20 T17 USA PILLER, Gerina -8 F -2 69 69 70 208
Add to My Leaderboard T20 T17 USA LANG, Brittany -8 F -2 68 70 70 208
Add to My Leaderboard T20 T9 SCT MATTHEW, Catriona -8 F -1 68 69 71 208
Add to My Leaderboard T20 T9 USA PRESSEL, Morgan -8 F -1 68 69 71 208
Add to My Leaderboard T25 T52 KOR JI, Eun-Hee -7 F -5 69 73 67 209
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Add to My Leaderboard T25 T39 USA GULBIS, Natalie -7 F -4 72 69 68 209
Add to My Leaderboard T25 T39 USA HARIGAE, Mina -7 F -4 70 71 68 209
Add to My Leaderboard T25 T39 KOR KANG, Jimin -7 F -4 70 71 68 209
Add to My Leaderboard T25 T31 KOR YANG, Amy -7 F -3 72 68 69 209
Add to My Leaderboard T25 T31 KOR KIM, I.K. -7 F -3 70 70 69 209
Add to My Leaderboard T25 T22 AUS SMITH, Sarah Jane -7 F -2 69 70 70 209
Add to My Leaderboard T25 T22 USA DUNN, Moira -7 F -2 68 71 70 209
Add to My Leaderboard T25 T17 KOR BAE, Kyeong -7 F -1 69 69 71 209
Add to My Leaderboard T34 T69 USA KIM, Christina -6 F -5 71 72 67 210
Add to My Leaderboard T34 T52 KOR LEE, Seon Hwa -6 F -4 73 69 68 210
Add to My Leaderboard T34 T52 KOR YOO, Sun Young -6 F -4 72 70 68 210
Add to My Leaderboard T34 T52 AUS WRIGHT, Lindsey -6 F -4 71 71 68 210
Add to My Leaderboard T34 T39 KOR CHOI, Chella -6 F -3 72 69 69 210
Add to My Leaderboard T34 T22 USA HART, Marcy -6 F -1 71 68 71 210
Add to My Leaderboard T34 T22 ESP MOZO, Belen -6 F -1 70 69 71 210
Add to My Leaderboard T34 T17 SWE HJORTH, Maria -6 F E 72 66 72 210
Add to My Leaderboard T34 T9 ENG STUPPLES, Karen -6 F +1 69 68 73 210
Add to My Leaderboard T34 T6 USA JOHNSON, Jennifer -6 F +2 69 67 74 210
Add to My Leaderboard T44 T52 KOR PARK, Hee Young -5 F -3 69 73 69 211
Add to My Leaderboard T44 T39 USA REDMAN, Michele -5 F -2 69 72 70 211
Add to My Leaderboard T44 T22 USA HAGE, Nicole -5 F E 71 68 72 211
Add to My Leaderboard T47 T69 TPE HUNG, Amy -4 F -3 72 71 69 212
Add to My Leaderboard T47 T69 USA MCPHERSON, Kristy -4 F -3 71 72 69 212
Add to My Leaderboard T47 T52 USA HURST, Vicky -4 F -2 70 72 70 212
Add to My Leaderboard T47 T39 USA O’TOOLE, Ryann -4 F -1 72 69 71 212
Add to My Leaderboard T47 T22 KOR KIM, Yoo Kyeong -4 F +1 69 70 73 212
Add to My Leaderboard T52 T52 ESP MUNOZ, Azahara -3 F -1 72 70 71 213
Add to My Leaderboard T52 T31 FIN BLOMQVIST, Minea -3 F +1 70 70 73 213
Add to My Leaderboard T52 T31 KOR KANG, Haeji -3 F +1 69 71 73 213
Add to My Leaderboard T52 T31 USA BORDNER, Danah -3 F +1 68 72 73 213
Add to My Leaderboard T56 T52 ESP RECARI, Beatriz -2 F E 73 69 72 214
Add to My Leaderboard T56 T39 USA PARK, Jane -2 F +1 73 68 73 214
Add to My Leaderboard T56 T39 KOR HUR, M.J. -2 F +1 70 71 73 214
Add to My Leaderboard T56 T17 KOR KIM, Mi Hyun -2 F +4 70 68 76 214
Add to My Leaderboard T60 T69 KOR PARK, Grace -1 F E 75 68 72 215
Add to My Leaderboard T60 T69 AUS WEBB, Karrie -1 F E 74 69 72 215
Add to My Leaderboard T60 T52 USA FUTCHER, Katie -1 F +1 73 69 73 215
Add to My Leaderboard T60 T52 USA LOUDEN, Stephanie -1 F +1 70 72 73 215
Add to My Leaderboard T60 T52 KOR PAK, Jin Young -1 F +1 71 71 73 215
Add to My Leaderboard T60 T39 KOR SEO, Hee Kyung -1 F +2 70 71 74 215
Add to My Leaderboard T60 T39 USA PEARSON, Jenna -1 F +2 68 73 74 215
Add to My Leaderboard T67 T69 USA KORDA, Jessica E F +1 72 71 73 216
Add to My Leaderboard T67 T52 SCT MOODIE, Janice E F +2 74 68 74 216
Add to My Leaderboard T67 T52 ITA CAVALLERI, Silvia E F +2 73 69 74 216
Add to My Leaderboard T70 T69 USA D’ALESSIO, Diana +1 F +2 71 72 74 217
Add to My Leaderboard T70 T69 USA GRZEBIEN, Anna +1 F +2 70 73 74 217
Add to My Leaderboard T70 T52 USA LEON, Taylor +1 F +3 72 70 75 217
Add to My Leaderboard T70 T31 AUS KEMP, Sarah +1 F +5 66 74 77 217
Add to My Leaderboard T74 T39 USA TAMULIS, Kris +2 F +5 71 70 77 218
Add to My Leaderboard T74 T39 USA SONG, Christine +2 F +5 68 73 77 218
Add to My Leaderboard 76 T69 PHL ROSALES, Jennifer +3 F +4 72 71 76 219
Add to My Leaderboard 77 T52 AUS HULL, Katherine +4 F +6 70 72 78 220
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