'Scoring zone' is O'Toole's bugaboo


Ryann O’Toole’s focus as she prepares for next week’s Solheim Cup is work on her wedge, short game and putting.

The long hitter says she’s secure in her ball striking.

“For me, it’s about the scoring zone right now,” O’Toole said.

O’Toole says it’s the reason she’s struggling to make the cut for a third consecutive week since being named to the American Solheim Cup team. She shot 76 in Thursday’s opening round of the Navistar LPGA Classic.

O’Toole has worked overtime in Prattville, Ala., this week with short-game coach Tony Kewal. O’Toole, a power player who hits a lot of wedges into greens, said she’s not been sharp from 80 to 100 yards, with her ball flight too low. She’s also working on her setup and putting stroke with Kewal. She needed 35 putts in Thursday’s opening round.

“I want to get back to putting freely,” O’Toole said.