Wednesday, August 14, 2002

These Girls Are Good

Ventured up to the Sleepy Hollow Country Club today to watch a few hours of the U.S. Women's Amateur Golf Championship. I trailed along behind the match between the defending champion, Meredith Duncan, and Australian Katherine Hull. Hull won on the 20th hole, but according to caddie-master Mike Doud that wasn't the half of it.

Yesterday, in the second (medal play) qualifying round, Hull started on the 10th hole. She hit the green and proceeded to four-putt. Double bogey. She then went double bogey-bogey-bogey on 11, 12 and 13. After four holes, she was six over par and heading for a trunk-slam in the parking lot. But she didn't quit. On the remaining fourteen holes, she shot 3-under, thus qualifying for the match play rounds. This morning, she defeated the defending champ. We'll see how she does as the tournament progresses.

Anyway, if you are in the area, definitely check it out. These girls/women can really play. Admission is free. Parking is free. And it's one great golf course.