Na Yeon Choi Leads Going Into Final Round Of 2011 Safeway Classic; Grace Park Still In Striking Distance

Na Yeon Choi

After her double bogey to close out the first round of the 2011 Safeway Classic, I was worried about a possible negative carryover for Na Yeon Choi in the second round. No worries needed. Choi fired a solid 3 birdie, 1 bogey 2-under 69 (par is 71 on this course) to lead by three strokes after the second day. The only bogey was on the par 4 12th, but she birdied both par 5s on the back side to give herself a shot at her first title of 2011. She actually had a chance to nearly put it away going into the final day. Although she birdied the par 5 10th, she had a good look at eagle and a missed birdie putt on 11.

Grace Park

Although she is 6 shots off the lead and shot 2-over on moving day, Grace Park is not out of this tournament by any stretch of the imagination. Some of NYC’s comments about being nervous going into the final round with the lead might suggest she could be a little tight and come back to the field. Even if she doesn’t win, I am pulling for Grace, who is tied for 4th after 2 rounds, to at least finish in the top 3. With all that she has been through in recent years, that would be huge. She dug herself a hole early in the second round with a double bogey on 4 and a bogey on 5. While she did come back with 2 birdies against 1 bogey on the back 9, her best shot might have been a shot far off the fairway in the rough through the trees onto the green to help her save par on 11. Where she was, it looked for sure like at least a bogey. That shot onto the green kept the round from getting away from her. If she can avoid a poor start and have some early success on the front nine, I think not only will she finish top 3, but maybe she can carry this result forward and boost her confidence.

NA YEON CHOI

GRACE PARK

SUZANN PETTERSEN

PAULA CREAMER

STACY LEWIS

SE RI PAK

HEE YOUNG PARK

BRITTANY LANG

ANNA NORDQVIST

MJ HUR

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2 2 USA LEWIS, Stacy -5 1:35 PM 69 68 137
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T4 T4 KOR PARK, Grace -2 1:19 PM 67 73 140
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T7 T7 USA CREAMER, Paula -1 12:55 PM 72 69 141
T7 T7 USA PILLER, Gerina -1 12:55 PM 72 69 141
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T7 T7 SWE NORDQVIST, Anna -1 12:47 PM 68 73 141
T7 T7 KOR PARK, Hee Young -1 12:47 PM 71 70 141
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T13 T13 AUS KEMP, Sarah E 12:31 PM 70 72 142
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T16 T16 USA WALSHE, Alison +1 11:59 AM 70 73 143
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T16 T16 NOR PETTERSEN, Suzann +1 11:51 AM 69 74 143
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T37 T37 NLD SCHREEFEL, Dewi Claire +3 10:31 AM 70 75 145
T43 T43 USA JOH, Tiffany +4 10:23 AM 78 68 146
T43 T43 COL MORENO, Paola +4 10:23 AM 76 70 146
T43 T43 USA KIM, Christina +4 10:15 AM 74 72 146
T43 T43 KOR MIN, Na On +4 10:15 AM 75 71 146
T43 T43 USA GRZEBIEN, Anna +4 10:07 AM 74 72 146
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T43 T43 USA KERR, Cristie +4 9:59 AM 73 73 146
T43 T43 CAN SHERLOCK, Stephanie +4 9:59 AM 73 73 146
T43 T43 KOR HUR, M.J. +4 9:51 AM 68 78 146
T52 T52 USA GULBIS, Natalie +5 9:51 AM 75 72 147
T52 T52 USA LEON, Taylor +5 9:43 AM 75 72 147
T52 T52 ESP RECARI, Beatriz +5 9:43 AM 74 73 147
T52 T52 USA DUNN, Moira +5 9:35 AM 74 73 147
T52 T52 USA WIE, Michelle +5 9:35 AM 74 73 147
T52 T52 USA PRAMMANASUDH, Stacy +5 9:27 AM 72 75 147
T52 T52 USA SONG, Christine +5 9:27 AM 72 75 147
T52 T52 DEU GAL, Sandra +5 9:11 AM 72 75 147
T52 T52 CAN KANE, Lorie +5 9:11 AM 72 75 147
T52 T52 AUS WEBB, Karrie +5 9:03 AM 70 77 147
T62 T62 KOR KIM, Mi Hyun +6 9:03 AM 77 71 148
T62 T62 SWE HJORTH, Maria +6 8:55 AM 76 72 148
T62 T62 USA LOUDEN, Stephanie +6 8:55 AM 76 72 148
T62 T62 TPE KUNG, Candie +6 8:47 AM 72 76 148
T62 T62 USA SHIN, Jenny +6 8:47 AM 76 72 148
T62 T62 USA KIM, Mindy +6 8:39 AM 72 76 148
T62 T62 KOR LEE, Meena +6 8:39 AM 72 76 148
T69 T69 USA DIAZ, Laura +7 8:31 AM 77 72 149
T69 T69 USA LEWIS, Amelia +7 8:31 AM 78 71 149
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T69 T69 KOR HAN, Hee-Won +7 8:15 AM 76 73 149
T69 T69 USA LEE, Jennie +7 8:15 AM 76 73 149
T69 T69 ITA SERGAS, Giulia +7 8:07 AM 73 76 149
T69 T69 USA SUH, Jenny +7 8:07 AM 75 74 149
T69 T69 KOR KANG, Haeji +7 7:59 AM 73 76 149
T69 T69 JPN UEDA, Momoko +7 7:59 AM 73 76 149
T69 T69 USA BADER, Beth +7 7:51 AM 72 77 149
T69 T69 CAN MELDRUM, Lisa +7 7:51 AM 72 77 149
T69 T69 TPE HUNG, Amy +7 7:43 AM 71 78 149
T69 T69 USA SONG, Jennifer +7 7:43 AM 72 77 149
Players below this line have missed the cut.
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CUT FIN BLOMQVIST, Minea +8 78 72 150
CUT USA BOWIE YOUNG, Heather +8 78 72 150
CUT ITA CAVALLERI, Silvia +8 73 77 150
CUT ENG DAVIES, Laura +8 78 72 150
CUT USA FANKHAUSER, Mollie +8 70 80 150
CUT KOR JI, Eun-Hee +8 73 77 150
CUT USA JOHNSON, Jennifer +8 72 78 150
CUT USA KIM, Kimberly +8 75 75 150
CUT USA LACROSSE, Cindy +8 74 76 150
CUT KOR LEE, Jee Young +8 73 77 150
CUT SWE LINDBERG, Pernilla +8 74 76 150
CUT USA LINDLEY, Leta +8 78 72 150
CUT USA MACKENZIE, Paige +8 77 73 150
CUT JPN NOMURA, Haru +8 79 71 150
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CUT USA STANFORD, Angela +9 73 78 151
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CUT AUS WRIGHT, Lindsey +9 72 79 151
CUT USA BARTHOLOMEW, Jean +10 77 75 152
CUT USA BROWN, Sara +10 73 79 152
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CUT USA HANNA, Allison +10 80 72 152
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CUT USA PRESSEL, Morgan +11 76 77 153
CUT USA TAMULIS, Kris +11 76 77 153
CUT USA BLUMENHERST, Amanda +12 76 78 154
CUT USA FUTCHER, Katie +12 76 78 154
CUT AUS HULL, Katherine +12 80 74 154
CUT USA KORDA, Jessica +12 74 80 154
CUT FRA NOCERA, Gwladys +12 79 75 154
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CUT USA FOUCH, Allison +13 76 79 155
CUT USA HARIGAE, Mina +13 80 75 155
CUT KOR KIM, Birdie +13 80 75 155
CUT USA REDMAN, Michele +13 79 76 155
CUT USA GALLAGHER-SMITH, Jackie +14 75 81 156
CUT KOR PAK, Jin Young +14 84 72 156
CUT KOR YOO, Sun Young +14 82 74 156
CUT USA REYNOLDS, Jean +15 76 81 157
CUT USA FRANCELLA, Meaghan +17 78 81 159
CUT KOR KIM, I.K. +17 80 79 159
CUT CAN RICHDALE, Samantha +17 81 78 159
CUT USA STEINHAUER, Sherri +17 78 81 159
CUT USA WELCH, Kim +17 78 81 159
CUT USA BORDNER, Danah +18 75 85 160
CUT USA *LEE, Erynne +19 78 83 161
CUT USA *PICKERELL, Ashlee +21 82 81 163
CUT USA TSCHETTER, Kris +21 79 84 163
CUT USA SMITH, Libby +26 87 81 168
WD KOR BAE, Kyeong +3 74 74

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