Dec. 5, 2013
Erica Popson continued to work her way up the LPGA Q-School leaderboard on Thursday. The native of Davenport, Fla., was right at home on the LPGA International Golf Course in Daytona Beach, Fla. She is just three days away from earning her LPGA tour card after shooting a second round 70 (-2), tying her for 13th position.
Second Round Scores:
- Erica Popson 71-70--141 (-3) - T-13th
- Chessey Thomas 72-74--146 (+2) - T-66th
- Jessica Shepley 73-76--149 (+5) - T-109th
- Nicole Smith 73-77--150 (+6) - T-122nd
The ladies will begin their third round on Friday. Tee times:
- Thomas - 8:00 a.m. ET
- Shepley - 9:10 a.m.
- Smith - 9:20 a.m.
- Popson - 9:50 a.m.
The Tennessee women's golf Twitter account @LadyVol_Golf will have updates throughout the Stage III of Q-School.
Well I am half way to cut day here in Daytona Beach, FL. I switched courses today and played what most people would consider the tougher of the two course, the Hills course. This may explain why our round took closer to five and a half hours today.
Today I had what we golfers call a "colorful" scorecard. My round included 1 double bogey, 5 bogeys, 5 birdies, and 7 pars. I got off to a rough start and finish today but I did a lot of really good things in the middle.
I was hitting the ball really quite well today for the most part but a few approach shots got away from me and I was left with tough chip shots. Fortunately when I did hit in close I was able to capitalize and make birdie. My putting from ten feet and in was overall really solid today.
I went straight to the range after I finished to work and get some things sorted out before tomorrow. Golf is the only sport I know of where once you're done competing you feel the need/desire to go practice more.
This week I am getting a little bit more of a sense for what it will be like to be a professional golfer (I am one of only a few amateurs here). Things really are a little different at this level. Both Anna and I are learning lots this week.
Tomorrow I will be back on the Jones course bright and early for my 8 am tee time. I will be re-paired based on my scores the last two days. (I am the only American again in my new pairing)
To follow me and the former Lady Vols here this week checkout this link for live scoring: http://rts.symetrascoring.com/
Wish us luck and send good vibes our way on "moving day" tomorrow!
God Bless and Go Vols!