The USGA tightened up Saucon Valley on Friday and made the course play as tough as they can get it. Well almost as tough, they could still speed up the greens to hyper speed if they wanted. Pars were to be cherished in the third round as only six players recorded sub-par rounds and there are only three ladies under par for the tournament. They tucked the pins and moved back the tees so the ladies were challenged and par was protected on many holes. Cristie Kerr leads an American contingent that dominates the first three places and eight of the top eighteen players are American. Kerr leads at -3, Paula Creamer is at -2 and Duramed Futures Tour player, Jean Reynolds is at -1. Even fourteen year old amateur, Alexis Thompson got in the act and is five back of Kerr. Kerr has an Open trophy already and would dearly love to win another. Watch the Video.
It appears that LPGA Commissioner Carolyn Bivens will be out as soon as next week. The LPGA Board will have to get its act together quickly to keep the Tour from further problems. Hopefully the Tour can revisit some of the tournaments it lost and “negotiate” some new deals.