LPGA Midseason Report

Lorena Ochoa
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PLAYER OF THE HALF-YEAR
Morgan Pressel gets a nod, but Lorena Ochoa (left) takes the prize with two wins, seven top 10s and the top spot in the Rolex Rankings.

ROOKIE OF THE HALF-YEAR
Meaghan Francella technically was a rookie last year but only played three events. In 10 starts in 2007 she's beaten Annika Sorenstam in a playoff and had two other top 10s.

SHOT OF THE HALF-YEAR
The 71st hole of the Kraft Nabisco was a killer, but Pressel hit her tee shot pin high, made par and became the youngest winner of an LPGA major.

STORY OF THE HALF-YEAR
Is it the beginning of the end of the Annika Era? She's injured, winless, No. 2 to Ochoa and seems to be more interested in off-course opportunities.

\nWHO SAID IT?
Match the person with the quote

A. Brittany Lincicome
B. Nancy Lopez
C. Morgan Pressel
D. David Leadbetter

1. "I cry every day, so that's not saying much."
2. "I stated the facts as I knew them at the time."
3."We're out here working our butts off to get a spot in that tournament, and it's just handed to [Wie]."
4. "What I missed more than anything was the camaraderie of being in the locker room and telling dirty jokes and laughing."

Answers are on the next page.

\nBUBBLE WATCH
Thirty-two players will qualify for the season-ending ADT Championship (Nov. 15-18), with 10 spots going to the points leaders after the June 21-24 Wegmans LPGA. Here are the players on the bubble on the first-half points list.

Player Rank Up/Down Skinny
Meaghan Francella 8th Down She showed grit in her one win, but she's on new ground here and the odds are against her
Young Kim 9th Down She won for the first time two weeks ago at the Coring Classic but doesn't have great track record
Ai Miyazato 10th Up The 21-year-old phenom is a rocket ship with four top 10s already this year; expect her to keep rising
Laura Davies 11th Up She's two points shy of Hall of Fame qualification and has three top 11s this year; got to like her experience

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