Never mind the suspense, Juli Inkster shot 64 and won. Again. By 5 strokes. It's kind of unfair, almost like when Tiger used to be Tiger.
Shelley Hamlin made up a 3-shot deficit in 3 holes, with a birdie on 17 while Jan Stephenson was making bogies on 16 and 18, and then won the Honors Division on the first hole of the playoff.
I walked with Karen Davies and Cindy Figg-Currier today. Karen is from Wales, lives in Carefree and teaches at Pinnacle Peak CC, and is no relation to Laura "Big Mama" Davies, who is English.
Cindy is a hot ticket. She was the talkative one, and had a couple of half-empty wine bottles ("a nice Pinot Noir") in her golf cart, the remnants of a bet on the practice round.
They both started the day at -1, 4 strokes off the lead, but were unable to do any good today. Karen birdied the first hole, but never got lower than -2, and finished with a double bogey on 18 for 76. Cindy had 9 pars on the front, then bogies on 10 and 12. She hit the pin with her approach on 16, then missed the 5-footer for birdie, and drained a 30-footer for birdie on 17, for 73.
Patty Sheehan continued to have troubles, and shot 77 to finish T43.
I saw Rosie Jones before the round, and she wanted me to walk with her again today (I'm her good luck charm), but I had a previous commitment. She shot 74 and finished T9, 10 shots behind Juli. I waited for her at the scoring tent, and apologized to her for not being able to help today. She says "Oh, yeah, who did you go with, INKSTER!?" I replied "Oh, NO, I would never do THAT!". I may have to go back on Facebook and tell her to ask for me next year.