Ok…who had Jennifer Johnson in their fantasy picks at The Mobile Bay LPGA Classic? I know I didn’t. I’m still not sure, with all of the new records set in this tournament, how Jennifer Johnson was able to pick up her first LPGA victory yesterday. Other than bogeys on the first two holes in the first two days, she played very steady golf.
Jennifer Johnson came out of nowhere on Sunday, and picked up her first win on the tour. She fired a -7 under par 65 in the final round, and picked up a much-needed $180,000 for her effort. She had a problem with the par four fifth hole during the weekend, but back to back 65s will most generally win you a golf tournament.
Johnson had a great week with her irons. The former Arizona State Star hit 52 of 56 fairways this week, and 63 of 72 greens en route to a record-setting four-day total of -21 under par, and a one-shot win over Pornanong Phlatnum from Thailand, and second round leader, Jessica Korda. She finished two better than a host of players two strokes back that included Thai phenom, Airya Jutanugarn, Jiyai Shin from South Korea, Karrie Webb, course record setter, Anna Nordqvist, and 54 hole leader, Chella Choi.
The 52nd Rolex Ranked, Johnson missed the cut at The Kingsmill last weekend, and has only two top 25 finishes all season. She finished T22 in the unique format at The North Texas Shootout, and her best finish of the year, a T 13 came at the Kraft Nabisco Championship. Undoubtedly her ranking will improve when the new rankings come out this week.
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