Some of the most appealing pairings for the North Texas LPGA Shootout have teed off Friday for Dallas-Fort Worth golf fans who can head to Las Colinas Country Club in North Texas for the second round.
The afternoon pairings include leader Caroline Masson, Natalie Gulbis and Brittany Lincicome (12:43); world No. 2 and Texan Stacy Lewis, venerable Suzann Pettersen and Lizette Salas, the daughter of Mexican immigrants who lost a heart-breaker playoff to Pettersen last week in Hawaii; (12:54), and Paula Creamer, Ai Miyazato and Beatriz Recari (1:05 p.m.).
Saginaw native and Fort Worth resident Angela Stanford has birdied her first two holes of the day and after shooting a 69 on Thursday is 4 under for the tournament, three shots behind Masson.
Carlota Ciganda has finished her second round with a 1-under 70, and is 6 under for the tournament, cutting a stroke off Masson's two-stroke lead after the first round. Masson was even for the day after her first holes of Round 2. Ciganda, from Spain, and Masson, of Germany and used to the American Southwest after playing one year at Oklahoma State, shape up as potential stars on the LPGA tour.
San Antonio Johnson High School sophomore Taylor Coleman was even through four holes after teeing off at 12:30. She shot a 68 on Thursday.
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Tweet of the Day on Thursday, from the LPGA webiste:
“Hey @barackobama when you are done dedicating libraries and kissin babies, I'm at 2:11 off of 1. Las Colinas golf club. Hope to see ya then” -- @CindyLaCrosse’s message to the president who was in Dallas to celebrate the opening of the George W. Bush Library
-- Vince Langford