Day 2 of the Women’s Individual Stroke Play is finished and what a day it was! The leader board is somewhat as expected, but the number of low scores on day 2 is a bit surprising.
Players rocketed up the leaderboard; the biggest movers being the in 2nd place, Stacy Lewis, USA, with a 63 and in 3rd place Brooke Henderson, Canada, with a 64. There were 2 – 65s, a handful of 66s and many other players were under par. The course at Rio seemed to play easier today or maybe the players are starting to figure out how to score on the newly built Olympic Golf Course.
It is difficult to determine if the hot players on day 2 will be the same for day 3, so many of us will stay tuned to find out. Stacy Lewis was tearing up the course, however she did have something in common with Brooke Henderson; both made lots of birdies and finished strong by birding 5 of the last 6 holes. Lewis, just for fun, through in a double bogey on the 14th hole or else her score would have been crazy low! If this is foreshadowing for what is to come, we are all in for a treat!
Today is moving day at the Olympic Golf venue. As the players jockey for position, one thing is for sure – the leader better be on their game. The field is tougher than expected, we have not heard much from Lydia Ko yet, the scores are low and from the results of day 2, no one is safe. On thing is clear, a mediocre round of even or 1 under will cause any player to lose a great deal of ground to the field.
As the day 3 unfolds, a big shout out goes to Brooke Henderson and Alena Sharp! Hit the long, chip them close and putt them true! You are doing the Canada proud!
Are you watching the women’s event at the Olympics? Who is your top pick?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!