Golf Links: Saturday, July 29 news and notes

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Cristie Kerr at the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open at Dundonald Links Golf Course on July 27, 2017 in Troon, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images) /

Ladies Scottish Open

The LPGA probably doesn’t need to worry about dress code violations at Dundonald Links. Karrie Webb and Cristie Kerr, bundled up in ear muffs and sweaters and wind pants, continued their battle for the top of the Ladies Scottish Open leaderboard. They swapped places on Friday. Now Kerr is on top and going into the weekend with a one-shot edge.

It was no more pleasant in Scotland than it was in Germany or Wales although there were a few players who managed to get into red numbers and stay there and the +5 cut line looked a little more reasonable.

Paula Creamer made the cut but she’s starting the third round at +1 and trailing Webb by 6 shots. If she wants to bypass the Monday qualifier for next week’s Women’s British Open Creamer needs to come out strong and start firing off birdie putts today.

Michelle Wie, Stacy Lewis, Mo Martin, and Brittany Lang all made the cut so Captain Inkster is probably breathing a temporary sigh of relief. A high finish would get Mo Martin closer to the Team USA locker room in Des Moines.

The situation is mixed for Captain Sörenstam. Charley Hull, Suzann Pettersen, and Florentyna Parker made the cut but Mel Reid and Jodi Ewart Shadoff didn’t, and these are players with much more refined links golf skills than the Americans in the field.

Ariya Jutanugarn and So Yeon Ryu have survived the cut and will play the weekend but Lydia Ko has not.

Perhaps most interesting of all in Iceland’s Olafia Kristinsdottir. The rookie is going into the weekend at 1-under par and inside the top-10. With an extra birdie or two, she could make an impressive move today.

Third round play begins at 8am local time (GMT +1) with Karrie Webb, Cristie Kerr, and Sei Young Kim playing in the final group and teeing off at 12:41pm local time. Follow this link for 3rd round pairings and tee times for the Ladies Scottish Open. Golf Channel begins delayed broadcast coverage at 3pm ET.