The US Women’s Open!
Happy Monday everyone! Here in NH, it'll be a warm week, so stay hydrated and cool everyone!
This past week was the US Women’s Open at The Olympic Club! All week there was lots of excitement on the leaderboard and the course was playing difficult especially if players missed the fairway. There were many storylines worth following throughout the week, a few of my favorites being Chloe Kovelesky and her length, Lexi Thompson on her quest for the win, Megha Ganne's phenomenal play, and Yuka Saso’s victory.
Chloe Kovelesky is a fourteen-year-old girl from Florida who teed it up in her first major championship. Watching Chloe play was incredible and inspiring to see someone my age out there hitting bombs and competing with the best in the world! During the first round, Chloe led the field in driving distance with an average of 303 yards off the tee. Unfortunately, she missed the cut but it was a stellar performance nonetheless. Best of luck for your future Chloe!
Lexi Thompson played well all week and made a run at winning her first US Women's Open title but had a tough back nine yesterday. Lexi was trying to win her second major title and first victory in a few years. Coming off of a solid week of play I am looking forward to seeing what the rest of the season has in store for the young LPGA veteran!
Megha Ganne was the eventual low-am in the 2021 US Women's Open but at times throughout the week, we thought maybe she had a chance at winning the event! Megha is a junior in high school from New Jersey who was tied for the lead after the first round with a stunning 67. Megha not only put on a show with her impressive golf game but gave people reasons to cheer for her with her light-hearted personality and her friendly sense of humor. The future is bright for Ms. Ganne and there is no doubt there will be some Megha moments.
Yuka Saso all week proved that she belonged to be there and showed everyone how incredible she is. The way she played out of the rough was a huge part of her win, given how tough it was for the women to play from there this week. After a two-over 73 on Sunday, she found herself in a playoff with Nasa Hataoka who fought hard and it took a birdie on the third playoff hole for Yuka to win!
Congrats to Yuka and Megha on winning the US Women's Open and Low-Amateur titles respectively! Great playing to everyone who teed it up this week, it was so much fun to watch!
~NH Golfer Gal