The weather has changed greatly from yesterday at the LPGA Sybase Classic. Wednesday was a perfect sunny day with a slight breeze and was a wonderful day for golf. Today the ladies teed of in a slight drizzle and it will continue to rain on and off all day. That didn’t stop some players from going low early. Swede Helen Alfredsson started off as hot as one can get. At the tenth (her first) she parred then eagled the eleventh and followed that with three birdies to get it to five under. She has since bogeyed the fifteenth and birdied the sixteenth and seventeenth to lead In-Kyung by three strokes at six under. The featured grouping of Lorena, Paula and Cristie started with a couple of pars but Paula is the only one under par now, at one under. Lorena had one bogey and Cristie swapped a bogey and birdie after the first six holes. This grouping has the biggest following but one group ahead is Gulbis, Lincicome and Pressel who are following Michelle Wie’s group. The LPGA grouped a bunch of their stars together and made it easy to follow them. This will be great for tomorrow as they all will be playing in the afternoon when the tournament will be on ESPN2 at 130pm.
I watched a few groups come into the 12th hole, which the members say is the toughest hole. A par four guarded by water and a long narrow green. Bogey was the average score and anyone that can par this hole will be picking up a stroke on the field.