Friday, September 4

Kim Fires 62 at CN Canadian Women’s Open


Anna Rawson has been shopping for birdies
at the CN Canadian Women’s Open.
(FaceMePls/Flickr)


BIRDIE, BIRDIE, BIRDIE, BIRDIE, birdie, birdie. Ever started a round that way? Neither have I.

Six straight birdies filled the front-nine scorecard of Song-Hee Kim in today’s second round of the CN Canadian Women’s Open in Calgary, Alberta. Kim threw in a couple of pars, then birdied the final two holes to post a 7-under-par 28. She backed it up with a 34 for a sizzling 62 on the 6,427-yard par-71 layout, a tournament record.

How did she do it?

“I just try—I mean the first thing, I just try and hit the ball on the fairway,” Kim said, “and then the second thing, I just try and hit the pins, and then make a putt.”

Sounds easy enough.

Kim is tied for the lead with Suzann Pettersen at 9-under. Anna Rawson shot a 64 in the opening round, holding the tournament record for 24 hours.

−The Armchair Golfer

3 comments :

Vince Spence said...

“I just try—I mean the first thing, I just try and hit the ball on the fairway,” Kim said, “and then the second thing, I just try and hit the pins, and then make a putt.”

Okay. Fairway. Green. Putt.

Got it. Why has it taken me 30 years to comprehend that and this young lady has probably been doing since age 11?

Heather said...

Actually I like that quote. It really speaks to only thinking about one shot at a time.

Instead I often think, "I need 3 pars to make up for that double." Then I go into the water.

Lancer said...

It's the old standard response of "One shot at a time" and it really works. Unfortunately, it's so much easier to say than to do. It, however, does make a great soundbite.