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Rose is not as sharp today. She’s +3 through 6 and just hooked it into the trees on 7. The door is open, but not very much. Everybody is struggling, though. Only great round out there is still 6 back of her and is already through the back 9, so maybe not as many birdie chances left.

It looks like they’re preparing for a weather delay. If it calms down after the weather and Rose steadies it, she has a lot of birdie opportunities left. I still think she wins, but the door is definitely open.

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Rose pulled it out but she gave the chasers a chance with a 76. She did steady the ship after the weather break, and was even the rest of the day after that. Her long game mostly came back after the break, and if her putting was slightly better, she would have won by a couple. She missed makeable birdie putts on 12, 14, and 16. She also let Bae into the tournament by dunking her second in the water at 15. That was basically her only bad shot that I saw on the back 9. Everything else was good to great. 

Really weird day, but I like Rose a lot, so I'm glad she got it done. Her amateur accomplishments are among the best ever for women. I'm looking forward to her on the LPGA. Heck, it wouldn't surprised me if she contended at an LPGA event this summer as an amateur. I don't know that she'll do a Lydia Ko and win as an amateur, but she's probably not too far from that.

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In my bag: :callaway: Paradym :callaway: Epic Flash 3.5W (16 degrees)

:callaway: Rogue Pro 3-PW :edel: SMS Wedges - V-Grind (48, 54, 58):edel: Putter

 :snell: MTB-X :aimpoint:

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We watched the back nine. She should not have gone for it on 15. She had a two stroke lead at that point. Bae played well but 10 did her in. You can’t miss left on 10.


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