The USGA isn’t the only one who likes a creative course set-up. For at least a day, the par-3 8th hole at Lake Merced GC, which normally plays at 206 yards from the back tees, was turned into a pitch-and-putt playing at just over 100 yards.
The Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic returned to Lake Merced GC, and once again Lydia Ko was atop the leaderboard. Here’s a photo gallery of action both on and off the course.
Still just a teenager, Lydia Ko will return to Lake Merced GC in April to defend her title at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic. Since her win last year, Ko’s accomplishments include being the youngest ever player to earn the world No.1 ranking.
There’ll of course be some pros, but there’ll also be a number of players with NCGA ties at Monday’s U.S. Open Sectional at Lake Merced and Olympic Club. Here’s a primer heading into the action.
Stanford graduate Michelle Wie wins in Hawaii, brings some added buzz to this week’s Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic at Lake Merced GC. The 24-year-old first played on the LPGA Tour at the age of 12.
One of the reasons we’re excited for the LPGA Tour’s return to the Bay Area is moments like this.