2000 Rookie of the Year Dorothy Delasin missed her 16th straight cut on tour (all 14 in 2009 and her last two in 2008) after posting a birdie free 81 in the second round of the CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge.
It’s been a crashing fall for the four time winner on tour who claimed impressive victories at the 2001 Samsung World Championship, and her last win, the 2003 Tournament of Champions.
Her best finish since her win in 2003 has been a 5th place, last doing so in 2008 at the SemGroup Championship, after posting her season best round of 68.
Dorothy has only broken 60 once this season. Save from a really strong finish at next week’s Navistar Classic, it appears Delasin will be headed to Q-School. It’ll be interesting to see what she chooses to do, if she does fail to earn status for the 2010 season on the LPGA.
In contrast, fellow rookie in 2000 Jennifer Rosales (who paired with Delasin to capture the 2008 World Cup of Golf for the Philippines) has turned her season around, by making her last four cuts (after missing 6 of her first 9). Rosales sits at 50th after two rounds of the CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge after a disappointing 75 in the secound round to sit at even par for the tournament. Rosales struggled at the start of the day, tripling her second hole of the round (the par 5, 11th), and two others, before finishing with two birdies on the front side. Jennifer could use a solid finish in hopes of securing at least Category 11 status for 2010.
Jennifer has won two times on the LPGA Tour, winning in 2004 & 2005.