Wednesday, July 20, 2005
A picture of Bernadette chipping at the ninth green during the U.S. Women's Open at Cherry Hills, in Denver. This was taken on the first day of the tournament. The rough was awful, and I think this chip left her with a 20 footer for par, which she sunk and sent the crowd into a frenzy. At this point she was either at even or one under and, red numbers being hard to come by, that kept her on the leaderboard most of the day. She had some trouble toward the end and finished at plus three. Morgan Pressel had been at -5, an incredible number for this golf course, but by the end of the day had lost it all. Bern's second day didn't go so well, and she missed the cut. Heartbroken as you might imagine. We went back to the hotel and had to leave her alone in her room awhile. But for a time there, she had given us quite a thrill.
A reporter for the Denver Post took a shine to her and there was a big spread in the paper and a couple of pictures, but those are no longer available online. We kept copies, however, for our scrapbook. You can find the picture above and more from the Open at this link. More memories upcoming as time permits, especially about an interesting Mass I attended.