Las Vegas, Nevada (July 12, 2011)–Sherry Corsello, former president of the Women's Southern Nevada Golf Association and a USGA rules official, was at the U.S. Women's Open in Colorado. She served as a volunteer, assisting the television crews while they captured the action. Corsello was in the middle of the action, which because of weather delays, took place both on and off the course. –By Brian Hurlburt
"Additional observations from the Open," wrote Corsello via Verizon Wireless Phone. "The question of the final day was why wasn't Paula Creamer wearing pink and playing her traditional pink ball? Yani Tseng fans were still wearing pink shirts and handing out pink Yani flags. Did I mention I had lunch with Christie Kerr? Actually she just sat at the same table … she was still unhappy about the missed putt on 18 so I chose not to mention that I was there watching. Lots of spectators were looking for the Natalie Gulbis group and the Ryann O'Toole group. Just before play was suspended last night, Seo and her group ran up the 17th and 18th fairways to finish their round. It was raining and the wind was howling."
More notes from Corsello: "I am happy to report that the young bear (that made headlines) was safely removed from the course for his own safety by the Colorado Department of Wildlife who were affectionately known as the 'Yogi Patrol.' There's a good chance he'll return in a few days. But back to golf … during round 3 we bounced around covering several groups. Numerous weather delays haven't made the greens any easier. Lots of frustration over missed putts. Especially Christie Kerr missing a short putt on 18 to end her 3rd round. We started round 4 following Mika Miyazato and Ai Miyazato. During another weather delay, Nancy Lopez held court in the hospitality room. After play resumed we followed Jiyai Shin and Hee Kyung Seo. Seo played very steady and after a lip-out on 17 finished t -3 and is the leader in the clubhouse." (Seo went on to lose in a playoff to So Yeon Ryu.)
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