The neighborhood surrounding Charlotte C.C. is full of stately brick homes and finely manicured lawns. The sound of children laughing can be heard in many backyards. And so too, an occasional cock-a-doodle-doo. Certainly not something you hear every day in suburban Charlotte.
According to finalist Jessica Korda, who is staying with a club-member family during her time at the championship, a band of chickens has its own private residence here at the club. In fact, the chickens played an integral part of her post-match recuperation on Friday afternoon.
“We made brownies,” giggled Korda when asked how she relaxed after her quarterfinal victory. “We went to visit the chickens at [a house along hole number] two, behind the bamboo trees.” The chickens kindly donated their eggs to Korda’s baking efforts.
Perhaps they’re lucky eggs. Korda matched her largest margin victory in the championship, defeating Stephanie Sherlock by a 4-and-3 margin to advance to tomorrow’s 36-hole championship match. -- Christina Lance