SAGSTROM LEARNING FROM VETERAN FENG
Anybody who follows the LPGA knows that Shanshan Feng has one of the biggest personalities on Tour. So when rookie Madelene Sagstrom played with her in the final group on Friday, she truly enjoyed learning from one of the best how to enjoy yourself on the golf course.
“Every opportunity I get to play in the last groups, it’s just awesome because I keep learning and keep building,” said Sagstrom, who will again play in the final group with Feng on Saturday, this time along with Cristie Kerr. “Playing with Shanshan is awesome because she’s so relaxed. It’s just awesome to watch.”
KIM REMAINS OPTIMISTIC DESPITE PENALTY
The smile on Sei Young Kim’s face belied the unfortunate penalty at No. 17 which cost her two strokes and her spot at the top of the leaderboard. With her ball in a bunker off the tee and at 10-under for the tournament, Kim removed a leaf from the bunker, an infraction of Rule 13-4.
“That’s fine. We have two more rounds,” said Kim, ever the optimist.
While she sits four strokes behind 36-hole leader Shanshan Feng, Kim is comfortable with her ball-striking and feels that a weekend charge is well within her grasp.
“I’ll just focus on what I have to do,” said Kim, who won the 2017 Citibanamex Lorena Ochoa Match Play. “That was key today. So I’ll keep going, whatever happens come to me, and I just focus and trust myself.”