Jenny Shin, a Las Vegas resident, has beaten two major champions and is on her way into the Round of 16 of the Bank of Hope LPGA Match Play presented by MGM Rewards at Shadow Creek.
Updated: Shin’s run ended in the quarterfinals
Shin is scheduled to play Annie Park in the first knockout match on Saturday at 7:40 pm PST. The firm and fast conditions have Shin knocking out drives of 300+ with regularity.
“I’m going to still try to make my putts, hit the fairway if I can,” Shin told LPGA.com. “The course is drying up really quickly so I’m not quite sure how far my driver is going to go tomorrow. It’s been going like 320 yards, so I think it’s trying to stay a little bit more conservative and not be too greedy and sink those par putts. I (am happy) to get to the weekend because last year I got to the (Round of 16) and I lost to Eun-Hee Ji, so it would be a good feeling to make it to the weekend and try playing 36 holes in this 105-degree heat.”
Fortunately for Shin and the others, the forecast calls for partly cloudy conditions and high temps under 100 degrees.