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Commentary, sarcasm and snide remarks from a Florida resident of over thirty years. Being a glutton for punishment is a requirement for residency here. Who am I? I've been called a moonbat by Michelle Malkin, a Right Wing Nut by Daily Kos, and middle of the road by Florida blog State of Sunshine. Tell me what you think.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Annoying vs Pregnant

The SBS Open is set up for an excellent Saturday finish. From AP-

KAHUKU, Hawaii - The last time they were this close, they were packed 10 deep in a Ford Taurus and headed to the mall. Morgan Pressel moved a step closer to becoming the youngest player in LPGA Tour history to win a 54-hole event, shooting a 4-under 68 on Friday for a share of the second-round lead in the season-opening SBS Open.

The 18-year-old Pressel was tied with her 2002 Junior Solheim Cup captain, Sherri Steinhauer, and former teammate Paula Creamer at 7-under 137. Steinhauer and Creamer shot 70s.

Pressel, who tied for fifth last year, knows exactly what she needs to do to earn her first win in 32 starts.

"It's not like I'm protecting a big lead, so I've got to go out there and make some birdies," she said. "I can't do anything stupid."

It was mostly overcast and breezy at Turtle Bay Resort's oceanside Palmer Course, keeping players from being too aggressive and making them guess what clubs to hit. Conditions are expected to be even windier Saturday.

Pressel, the 2005 U.S. Women's Open runner-up, used a strong short game and made her move in the middle holes. She holed a 7-footer for birdie on No. 9, a 25-footer on 10 and tapped in on 12 to tie Steinhauer at 6 under.

Steinhauer, who qualified for the tour in 1985, three years before Pressel was born, birdied Nos. 13 and 14 with short putts to regain the outright lead. But she bogeyed the par-3 15th and Pressel birdied the next hole to get to 7 under.


Steinhauer, who last year won her second career major and seventh LPGA title at the Women's British Open, had an up-and-down round with six birdies and four bogeys.

Creamer, who was shared the first-round lead with Steinhauer and Paige Mackenzie, is seeking her first win since 2005 when she won twice, finished second on the money list and earned rookie of the year honors. Last season, Creamer had 14 top-10 finishes, including a second-place tie.


Hee-Won Han, who won two events last year and finished ninth on the money list, was a stroke back at 6 under after he second 69.
Is Morgan younger than Creamer who was also 18 when she won twice in 2005? Or is differentiates on Pressel's opportunity and Paula's wins based on the this being a 54-hole tournament where as Creamer's wins at The Evian and Sybase were 72-hole affairs?

It doesn't matter except to golf trivia nuts. My post refers to Morgan and Hee Won Han who is one shot back. To be fair, I should have added 'The Pink Panther' for Creamer and 'Is she a lesbian?' for Steinhauer(I don't know if she is or care one way or another. It is just last summer I got a half dozens hits at TFM by people who wanted to know). Pressel, who is from Boca Raton, is free in both giving her opinions and outwardly showing her emotions. Sometimes Morgan comes off as a whiner, and that's why she got called the annoying one at these message boards.

Hee Won is pregnant. I don't know when or who the last Mom to be won an LPGA tournament. Nancy Lopez in either 1983 or 1991 or has there been someone more recent?

It should be a good finish. One last note- Where was the Palm Beach Post this morning? I was betting the paper would have the news about Morgan on page 1 of the sports page. Was I surprised to find out it was page 3. Has the paper lost interest in the hometown girl a year after they were fawning about her?

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