U.S. Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour star Lexi Thompson (USA) just missed the cut as she made her debut on the world’s biggest stage, the United States Professional Golf (PGA) Tour.
Thompson carded five birdies and three bogeys for a 2-under 69 in the second round of the PGA Tour’s Shriners Hospitality Open ($8.4 million purse) at TPC Summerlin (par-71) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, on Thursday.
Thompson missed the cut in a tie for 85th place with an even-par 142 total.
The cut for this event is 3-under par, and Thompson fell three strokes short of the cut. However, Thompson became just the second woman in PGA Tour history to shoot in the 60s. Prior to Thompson, Michelle Wie West (USA) shot 68 at the 2004 and 2006 Sony Open.
She was the seventh female golfer in the history of the PGA Tour to compete in a “battle of the sexes” at this event.
The only other woman to make the cut before Thompson was Babe Didrikson Zaharias (USA), who made the cut twice in 1945 at the Tucson Open and the Phoenix Open.
After shooting 1-over-par through 16 holes in the first round, Thompson made a bogey on the back nine to finish the first round at 2-over-par.
In the second round, Thompson bogeyed the first hole, No. 10 (par-4), but birdied No. 11 (par-4), No. 13 (par-5) and No. 15 (par-4) to get to 2-under overall.
Thompson then made back-to-back birdies at the first (par-4) and second (par-4) to raise expectations. With a few more shots down the stretch, he had a shot at making the cut.
But it wasn’t to be, and she didn’t add another birdie to her final seven holes, finishing the day at 2-under with two bogeys.스포츠토토
Although she didn’t reach her goal, Thompson showed promise in this tournament. She hit her drive 301 yards for the tournament, which was longer than her average driver distance (270.71 yards) on the LPGA Tour this season.
More than 30 men in the 132-player field shot lower scores than Thompson over the two days. South Koreans Sung Hyun Kim (25-SHINHAN Financial Group) and Si Woo Kim (28-CJ) also played worse than Thompson at 1-over-par and 2-over-par, respectively, over the two days.
“I played really well today,” Thompson said afterward. I’m very proud of myself,” he said, adding, “On the last hole, I heard a little kid say, ‘That’s really good.