Golf Digest Woman
July 09, 2011

5 things to expect on Saturday at the U.S. Women's Open

COLORADO SPRINGS, Co. -- Greetings from sunny Broadmoor, where the forecast on Saturday is more promising than it was during the first two rounds. Play officially kicked off at 6:55 a.m., and here are five things to look for on this long third day:

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__3.__A major change in the leaderboard: Half the field hasn't even started their third round. With the marquee pairing of  Cristie Kerr, Karrie Webb and Ai Miyazato teeing off at 7:55 a.m., the leaderboard will look drastically different at the completion of the second round than it currently does.

4. A tough finishing hole: Midway through the second round, the 433-yard 18th hole is still playing as the toughest on the course. It's stroke average is 4.56, followed by the 440-yard 11th (4.46) and the 460-yard 10th (4.45). The green can be to blame: only 42.6 percent of the field hit the 18th in regulation, and yet it demanded an average of 1.82 putts.

__5.__Suspension of play due to darkness: There's no chance we'll see the completion of the third round today.

--Ashley Mayo