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Video: LPGA leader hits 'amateur' like shot

Posted on: February 23, 2012 2:55 pm
Edited on: February 23, 2012 3:18 pm

By Shane Bacon

There aren’t a lot of times when you are watching a professional golf event and see a shot that gives you flashbacks of your Saturday foursome group, and when you do see terrible shots, they aren’t normally from the leader of an event.

But Angela Stanford, leading the HSBC Women’s Champions in Singapore did just that on Thursday. Standing over her second shot on the par-5 9th, her final hole of the day, Stanford cold-topped it about 80 yards down the fairway. Don’t believe me? Watch the video.

The craziest part? She went on to make birdie on the hole, finishing at 6 under to take the lead by two shots. Normally when I hit the ball with the bottom of my golf club, I make a number most quarterbacks wouldn’t even wear on their jerseys. 

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Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: February 23, 2012 8:27 pm

Video: LPGA leader hits 'amateur' like shot

She was lucky she did it on a wide open par-5.  It is really great that she got the birdie anyway.  It will give her a great retort to anyone who mentions that shot to her.  Nothing like a little bit of DFW attitude to help that ball get into the hole.  Hopefully, she gets a major soon.  She has a 2nd, 3rd, and 4th so far.  Her playoff loss in the 2003 US Open did the unthinkable: she made Hilary Lunke a household name for a week or so.  After that year, Lunke's best finish in a major was 68th in the Kraft Nabisco in 2005.

I'll bet Angela is still kicking herself in the bleep for that one. 

Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: February 23, 2012 6:56 pm

Video: LPGA leader hits 'amateur' like shot

I once saw a PGA pro (with multiple majors) chunk a 100-yd fairway wedge.  The ball rolled two feet.  Stepped up to it immediately -- he knew the distance -- and knocked it to kick-in distance.

Since: Apr 12, 2008
Posted on: February 23, 2012 3:57 pm

Video: LPGA leader hits 'amateur' like shot

As they say, "That's why you don't draw pictures on scorecards". Laughing

Nice Birdie Angela.

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