Michelle Wie West tumbled out of the ANA Inspiration on a warm, windy Friday evening in the desert. Patty Tavatanakit remained up top with eight significant heroes not far behind.
Playing for the second consecutive week following a 21-month break, Wie West followed an initial 2-under 70 with a birdie-less 79 to miss the cut at Mission Hills in the principal significant title of the year.
“Was certifiably not a decent day,” Wie West said. “Got somewhat foul from the main opening. Was straight facing a tree. … I have an inclination that I’ve had some great minutes and some truly downright awful. Certainly a ton of positives to take from and unquestionably have a challenging situation to deal with.”
The long-hitting Tavatanakit started to lead the pack Thursday with an opening 66 and shot a 69 on Friday in 97-degree evening warmth to arrive at 9 under, a stroke in front of Shanshan Feng. Worldwide players stood firm on the initial 19 footholds on leaderboard.
“I would not like to take it the way that like, ‘Goodness, I’m driving a significant title,'” Tavatanakit said. “I simply needed to view at it as it’s another round, it’s another competition, despite the fact that it’s a major competition.”
Tavatanakit holed out from 115 yards for hawk on the standard 4 fifteenth on her initial nine, with the ball flying into the opening.
“I thought it was only a decent shot,” Tavatanakit said. “I thought it hit the pin and headed off to some place else. Nobody applauded, there are no fans. We were unable to sort it out. It was so brilliant we as a whole couldn’t see. I strolled up and glanced in debt and I resembled, ‘Gracious, it went in.'”
The 21-year-old previous UCLA player from Thailand missed the cut a week ago in Carlsbad in the Kia Classic with rounds of 71 and 79. She tied for fifth in February in the Gainbridge LPGA for her best LPGA Tour finish.
“Simply continue doing what I’m doing, zeroing in on what’s significant, what I can handle out there,” Tavatanakit said. “There will be a great deal of difficulties toward the end of the week and I’m prepared to confront it. It won’t be simple. On the off chance that I planned to win it, it will be intense.”