Sunday, February 22, 2015

Hannah O'Sullivan

Going into the final round of the Symetra Tour Mesa Gateway Classic, Hannah O'Sullivan is leading by four strokes over Haley Italia.

The Symetra Tour is the "Road to the LPGA", like the Tour is to the PGA Tour.  The field includes several current and former LPGA Tour players, and the 2005 US Open Champion.

Hannah is a junior at Hamilton High School in Chandler.  Her 65 on Saturday tied for the lowest round in tournament history.

Update:  She was -4 on the front 9, stretched the lead to 7 strokes, and finished 15 under par (tournament record), winning by 4.  She's hoping for a sponsor's exemption to the LPGA Founders' Cup in March, but is prepared to qualify if necessary.  She's the youngest winner ever on the Symetra Tour.  (Lydia Ko won on the LPGA Tour at 15.)

Italia was the low pro, claiming the winner's check but not the trophy.  It was her first win*.

The story on ESPN.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Irish humor

Oldies but goodies:

Why Irish eyes are full of laughter.







Wednesday, February 18, 2015


For staying in the Eagle View RV park across the street, also owned by the Yavapai tribe, we get a weekly $10 credit for the Fort McDowell casino.  It's only good on certain penny and nickel slots.  We hadn't gone for 4 weeks, so we each had $40 on our card.  We wanted to go to the buffet, all you can eat crab legs tonight, but the line was too long so we just had a sandwich in the deli and headed for the slots.

I tried a new machine this time, the Frog Prince, and on my first $20 I won $48 !!  My biggest win since we've been here.  Vicki had won $15 on a $10 bankroll the first night, that was the previous best.  Then on my old standard Cleopatra machine,  I won another $20.25, for $68.25 cash winnings for my $40 free credits.  Vicki won $31.25, too, so we are almost $100 richer.

Thank you, Yavapai Nation!  We've already made our reservations to come back here next year.