Lexi Thompson, Eun-Hee Ji Lead Mobile Bay LPGA Classic After Round 1

Lexi Thompson (click to enlarge)

I don’t want to say too much too early in this tournament. In fact, I often refrain from posting about the LPGA until the weekend. So much can happen over four rounds that drawing conclusions from round 1 can be foolish. Still, one thing is crystal clear. Lexi Thompson loves Alabama. In fact, even before round 1, the good folks over at the LPGA put out a video titled Lexi likes Alabama.

Now, keep this in mind though as we look at the top of the leaderboard. One of our leaders is an LPGA Major winner. Here’s a hint. It’s not Lexi. Eun-Hee Ji is a 2-time LPGA winner, including the 2009 US Women’s Open. So while Lexi is the marquee name to most Americans, Eun-Hee Ji is not to be underestimated. Eun-Hee is big-time, for sure. But…then again, as I say…it’s only round 1. There’s lots of golf still to be played.

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CAROLINE MASSON

KARRIE WEBB

VICKY HURST

JESSICA KORDA

MICHELLE WIE

ANNA NORDQVIST

LAURA DIAZ

BROOKE PANCAKE

STACY LEWIS

HAEJI KANG

PERNILLA LINDBERG

ALISON WALSHE

DEWI CLAIRE SCHREEFEL

CHIE ARIMURA

EUN-HEE JI

BELEN MOZO

Pos Name 1 2 3 4 Today Thru Total Strokes
T1 Lexi Thompson 65 1:44 pm -7 F -7 65
T1 Eun-Hee Ji 65 9:17 am -7 F -7 65
3 Jessica Korda 66 1:55 pm -6 F -6 66
T4 Chella Choi 67 8:44 am -5 F -5 67
T4 Jennifer Johnson 67 8:55 am -5 F -5 67
T4 Hee Young Park 67 9:06 am -5 F -5 67
T4 Nicole Castrale 67 9:17 am -5 F -5 67
T4 Mina Harigae 67 9:17 am -5 F -5 67
T4 Dewi Claire Schreefel 67 9:17 am -5 F -5 67
T4 Thidapa Suwannapura 67 9:17 am -5 F -5 67
T11 Nicole Jeray 68 1:11 pm -4 F -4 68
T11 Dori Carter 68 1:22 pm -4 F -4 68
T11 Vicky Hurst 68 2:06 pm -4 F -4 68
T11 Hee Kyung Seo 68 2:06 pm -4 F -4 68
T11 Amelia Lewis 68 2:39 pm -4 F -4 68
T11 Lauren Doughtie 68 8:11 am -4 F -4 68
T11 Marcy Hart 68 8:22 am -4 F -4 68
T11 Sandra Gal 68 8:55 am -4 F -4 68
T11 Beatriz Recari 68 8:55 am -4 F -4 68
T20 Kristy McPherson 69 1:00 pm -3 F -3 69
T20 Katherine Hull-Kirk 69 1:55 pm -3 F -3 69
T20 Karrie Webb 69 1:55 pm -3 F -3 69
T20 Stacy Prammanasudh 69 2:06 pm -3 F -3 69
T20 Alison Walshe 69 2:17 pm -3 F -3 69
T20 Song-Hee Kim 69 8:00 am -3 F -3 69
T20 Paz Echeverria 69 8:11 am -3 F -3 69
T20 Lisa McCloskey 69 8:11 am -3 F -3 69
T20 Nicole Smith 69 8:11 am -3 F -3 69
T20 Ariya Jutanugarn 69 8:33 am -3 F -3 69
T20 Pornanong Phatlum 69 8:55 am -3 F -3 69
T20 Julieta Granada 69 9:17 am -3 F -3 69
T20 Nicole Hage 69 9:50 am -3 F -3 69
T33 Katie Futcher 70 1:11 pm -2 F -2 70
T33 Veronica Felibert 70 1:22 pm -2 F -2 70
T33 Numa Gulyanamitta 70 1:22 pm -2 F -2 70
T33 Pat Hurst 70 1:44 pm -2 F -2 70
T33 Stacy Lewis 70 1:44 pm -2 F -2 70
T33 Mo Martin 70 1:44 pm -2 F -2 70
T33 Jennifer Song 70 2:39 pm -2 F -2 70
T33 Jin Young Pak 70 3:01 pm -2 F -2 70
T33 Ryann O’Toole 70 8:00 am -2 F -2 70
T33 Meena Lee 70 8:22 am -2 F -2 70
T33 Christina Kim 70 8:33 am -2 F -2 70
T33 Mariajo Uribe 70 8:44 am -2 F -2 70
T33 Kim Welch 70 9:39 am -2 F -2 70
T46 Jessica Shepley 71 1:00 pm -1 F -1 71
T46 Paige Mackenzie 71 1:11 pm -1 F -1 71
T46 Hanna Kang 71 1:22 pm -1 F -1 71
T46 Laura Diaz 71 1:33 pm -1 F -1 71
T46 Pernilla Lindberg 71 2:06 pm -1 F -1 71
T46 Jenny Shin 71 2:17 pm -1 F -1 71
T46 Heather Bowie Young 71 2:28 pm -1 F -1 71
T46 Sarah Jane Smith 71 2:28 pm -1 F -1 71
T46 Marita Engzelius 71 2:50 pm -1 F -1 71
T46 Sue Kim 71 2:50 pm -1 F -1 71
T46 Seon Hwa Lee 71 8:11 am -1 F -1 71
T46 Becky Morgan 71 8:33 am -1 F -1 71
T46 Azahara Munoz 71 8:44 am -1 F -1 71
T46 Angela Stanford 71 8:44 am -1 F -1 71
T46 Mitsuki Katahira 71 9:39 am -1 F -1 71
T46 Jennifer Rosales 71 9:39 am -1 F -1 71
T46 Mi Hyang Lee 71 10:01 am -1 F -1 71
T63 Moira Dunn 72 1:00 pm E F E 72
T63 Meaghan Francella 72 1:00 pm E F E 72
T63 Ji Young Oh 72 1:11 pm E F E 72
T63 Lorie Kane 72 2:06 pm E F E 72
T63 Hee-Won Han 72 2:17 pm E F E 72
T63 Haeji Kang 72 2:17 pm E F E 72
T63 Caroline Masson 72 2:17 pm E F E 72
T63 Wendy Ward 72 2:39 pm E F E 72
T63 Kris Tamulis 72 3:01 pm E F E 72
T63 Silvia Cavalleri 72 8:00 am E F E 72
T63 Tiffany Joh 72 8:11 am E F E 72
T63 Sydnee Michaels 72 8:33 am E F E 72
T63 Brittany Lang 72 8:55 am E F E 72
T63 Jodi Ewart Shadoff 72 9:06 am E F E 72
T63 Jiyai Shin 72 9:06 am E F E 72
T63 Sara Maude Juneau 72 9:39 am E F E 72
T63 Chie Arimura 72 9:50 am E F E 72
T63 Frances Bondad 72 9:50 am E F E 72
T63 Rebecca Lee-Bentham 72 10:01 am E F E 72
T63 Stephanie Sherlock 72 10:01 am E F E 72
T83 Kelly Jacques 73 1:00 pm +1 F +1 73
T83 Taylore Karle 73 1:22 pm +1 F +1 73
T83 Victoria Tanco 73 1:33 pm +1 F +1 73
T83 Anna Nordqvist 73 1:44 pm +1 F +1 73
T83 Jane Park 73 1:55 pm +1 F +1 73
T83 Alejandra Llaneza 73 2:28 pm +1 F +1 73
T83 Jane Rah 73 2:28 pm +1 F +1 73
T83 Tessa Teachman 73 2:28 pm +1 F +1 73
T83 Karen Stupples 73 2:39 pm +1 F +1 73
T83 Danah Bordner 73 2:50 pm +1 F +1 73
T83 Min Seo Kwak 73 8:00 am +1 F +1 73
T83 Maude-Aimee Leblanc 73 8:00 am +1 F +1 73
T83 Katie Burnett 73 8:33 am +1 F +1 73
T83 Karine Icher 73 8:44 am +1 F +1 73
T83 Belen Mozo 73 9:06 am +1 F +1 73
T83 Sun Young Yoo 73 9:06 am +1 F +1 73
T83 Sandra Changkija 73 9:28 am +1 F +1 73
T83 Amy Hung 73 9:28 am +1 F +1 73
T83 Paola Moreno 73 9:28 am +1 F +1 73
T83 Jiayun Li 73 9:50 am +1 F +1 73
T83 Jennifer Gleason 73 10:01 am +1 F +1 73
T83 Maria Hjorth 73 10:01 am +1 F +1 73
T105 Perrine Delacour 74 1:00 pm +2 F +2 74
T105 Julia Boland 74 1:33 pm +2 F +2 74
T105 Michelle Wie 74 1:33 pm +2 F +2 74
T105 Amy Yang 74 1:55 pm +2 F +2 74
T105 Lindsey Wright 74 2:06 pm +2 F +2 74
T105 Felicity Johnson 74 2:39 pm +2 F +2 74
T105 Sarah Kemp 74 2:50 pm +2 F +2 74
T105 Irene Cho 74 3:01 pm +2 F +2 74
T105 Lisa Ferrero 74 3:01 pm +2 F +2 74
T105 Jordan Hardy 74 3:01 pm +2 F +2 74
T105 Haley Millsap 74 8:22 am +2 F +2 74
T105 Reilley Rankin 74 8:22 am +2 F +2 74
T105 Jeong Jang 74 9:06 am +2 F +2 74
T118 Marina Alex 75 1:11 pm +3 F +3 75
T118 Brittany Lincicome 75 1:55 pm +3 F +3 75
T118 Sophie Gustafson 75 2:17 pm +3 F +3 75
T118 Sophia Sheridan 75 2:50 pm +3 F +3 75
T118 Alena Sharp 75 3:01 pm +3 F +3 75
T118 Mindy Kim 75 8:00 am +3 F +3 75
T118 Esther Choe 75 8:22 am +3 F +3 75
T118 Moriya Jutanugarn 75 8:44 am +3 F +3 75
T118 Ilhee Lee 75 8:55 am +3 F +3 75
T118 Jennie Lee 75 9:28 am +3 F +3 75
T118 M.J. Hur 75 9:39 am +3 F +3 75
T118 Marina Stuetz 75 9:39 am +3 F +3 75
T130 Austin Ernst 76 1:22 pm +4 F +4 76
T130 Brooke Pancake 76 1:33 pm +4 F +4 76
T130 Jacqui Concolino 76 1:44 pm +4 F +4 76
T130 Karlin Beck 76 9:28 am +4 F +4 76
T130 Garrett Phillips 76 10:01 am +4 F +4 76
T135 Victoria Elizabeth 77 2:39 pm +5 F +5 77
T135 Eunjung Yi 77 2:50 pm +5 F +5 77
T135 Hannah Yun 77 8:22 am +5 F +5 77
T135 Kayla Mortellaro 77 8:33 am +5 F +5 77
T135 Inhong Lim 77 9:28 am +5 F +5 77
T140 Cydney Clanton 78 1:33 pm +6 F +6 78
T140 Cindy LaCrosse 78 2:28 pm +6 F +6 78
T140 Daniela Iacobelli 78 9:50 am +6 F +6 78
143 Kathleen Ekey 79 1:11 pm +7 F +7 79
144 Beth Bader 80 9:50 am +8 F +8 80
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4 thoughts on “Lexi Thompson, Eun-Hee Ji Lead Mobile Bay LPGA Classic After Round 1

  1. Thanks BKB for you blog I and probably others don’t thank you enough.
    I hope you don’t get discouraged and give up.
    I wish you could over look the smart a#$ on MYLPGA and come back.
    I rarely ever post but do check every now and then.

    • Thanks,NTB! I still read the myLPGA forum. One thing I have always maintained is my respect for the golf knowledge of its members. And there’s nothing wrong per se about a forum getting heated. That’s what a forum does. I just like to be laid back and positive about the ladies I write about. Sure, sometimes I might say something like “oh Caroline Wozniacki or Ana Ivanovic can’t lose a first round match to (fill in the blank). No excuses.” But with the WTA, LPGA, JLPGA, etc…I will not take personal shots at players or ever hate a player or make them a target of consistent ridicule or gloat at their misfortune. And the personal attacks between posters…ugh. But as I said, that’s what happens in forums. There are worse forums online than that. That’s why I created a safe haven for Wie fans at the Michelle Wie Central forum (which I also rarely ever post in anymore). I came really close to posting about the Salonpas Cup in the myLPGA forum, as it was the first Major of the JLPGA season. If Morgan Pressel had finished in the top 3 (or definitely if she had won), I probably would have posted.

  2. Definitely some low rounds in the first round. Second round today – someone went all “Keegan Bradley” and wow, what a low round..!!

    • Good for Sydnee Michaels! On the one hand the lack of so many top players is disappointing. Then again, we get to see some players we don’t usually highlight or talk about have success. 🙂

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