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Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Sybase Finals Are Set

Another midday update, this time for the semifinals.

Angela Stanford continues to win at the form of golf she says she doesn't like. She beat Amy Yang in 19 holes to get to the finals. In the quarters, Angela struggled early; not so today. Amy made two bogeys early -- on holes 2 and 4 -- and spent the rest of the match chasing. A Stanford bogey on the 18th sent it one extra hole, which Angela birdied.

The shocker is that Sun Young Yoo beat Jiyai Shin 2&1! I'm not so shocked because Jiyai lost -- this is match play, stuff like that happens -- but because it was clearly decided on the par-3s. Yoo birdied 2 of the par-3s, Shin only 1. I would have expected Shin to be the most accurate. (The scoreboard at LPGA.com doesn't tell how they putted. I suppose Yoo could have putted lights-out from farther away.)

So we go to a Stanford-Yoo final. (Isn't that where Michelle Wie goes to college? ;-) Although it means very little in match play, the two have similar stats. In fact, although Angela has a slight edge in most of the stats, they're pretty much even except that Angela is about 10 yards longer than Sun Young.

To get to the finals, Stanford beat:
  • Amy Hung 4&3, Pat Hurst 4&2, Amanda Blumenherst 20 holes, Catriona Matthew 5&3, and Amy Yang 19 holes
and Yoo beat:
  • Karen Stupples 3&2, Cristie Kerr 4&2, Song Hee Kim 1-up, Yani Tseng 2&1, and Jiyai Shin 2&1
I've picked Stanford to win and I'm sticking with that choice, but who has the most impressive record? Yoo took out the most big names, but Stanford took out the hottest players. In addition, Amy Yang took out some big names on her own before Stanford took her out.

This could end up being a really tough final.

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