About the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic
This week focuses on the par-5 12th at Thornberry Creek at Oneida. Players who reach the green in two here can gain a one shot advantage over the field.
Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic Opportunity
This week focuses on the par-5 12th at Thornberry Creek at Oneida. Players who reach the green in two here can gain a one shot advantage over the field. Players should approach this hole from the green backwards to determine if an aggressive tee shot is worth the risk it presents. For longer hitters, an aggressive drive avoiding the fairway bunker sets up an approach over water to the green. Those opting for the safe play should lay-up to the wide fairway short of the sand, then trying to set up a wedge or short iron approach into the green.
Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic Insight
The Aon Insight is with a green in regulation percentage of 87% of the field this hole can turn into a birdie hole, with scoring average of 4.69. Players who are not able to go for the green in two should still be able to set-up a reasonable approach to the green and still make birdie. Maude-Aimee Leblanc scored an albatross (2) here last year by taking an aggressive approach.
Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic Advantage
Regardless of game plan, this hole is a scoring opportunity, whether approaching with a wedge from the fairway, or a chip around the green, or even an eagle putt. Players’ strategies may depend on where they are in their round, whether a birdie is needed to make the cut or climb the leaderboard on the weekend.