Friday, April 4, 2008

Ochoa, Young Lead at Tightly Bunched Kraft Nabisco.

It's anyone's tournament to be had at the Kraft Nabisco Championship. Lorena Ochoa shares the lead after a 2nd round 71 to stand at -5 overall. Tied with her is Heather Young, -2 today, -5 overall. Ochoa's putter was a little wobbly, especially on the front nine where she missed crucial putts inside of ten feet. Still, it's a testament to her whole game to have an off day putting and still be under par. Ochoa's strength is off the tee. She was routinely out driving Morgan Pressel by thirty yards. That's a two club advantage for the next shot. If you're wondering where the little squirt gets her power watch her backswing. At the top she's waaaaaaay past parallel, ala Daly. Coming down she has the fastest hip rotation by far, perhaps on any tour. That's how at 5'6", weighing about a hundred and nuthin', you can hit a golf ball 290 yds.

Heather Young survived a glitch on the back nine, consecutive bogey, double bogey, to scratch out a tie for the lead with Ochoa. Maria Hjorth, (go ahead, you pronounce it), and Mi Hyun Kim, (one of 19 Kim sisters on tour), were tied for second at -4. Hee Won Han, Annika, and first round leader Karen Stupples were tied at -3 for the tourney. Give Stupples credit. At one point in her round she was back to even par. The wheels had left the wagon. She climbed back in though and is still in position to win the thing.

Truth is anyone can win this thing. That's why it's the "must see" golf telecast of the week. Stay tuned.


Ho Hum. Johnson Wagner still leads, -12. Matt Goggin and Charley Hoffman are in 2nd, -9. Adam Scott doesn't lead any more. Phil, T11. Davis Love III, T25. Feel bad for Davis. He'll miss the Masters and break his consecutive majors string. John Daly, WD, as predicted yesterday. Returned his empties for plane ticket home.

Til' next,

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