Transsexual in pro event: Bagger cards 84
SYDNEY, Australia -- Mianne Bagger brought a new twist to gender blending in golf.
After a year in which seven women competed in men's tournaments, Bagger made history Thursday in the Women's Australian Open as the first transsexual to play in a pro golf tournament.
She struggled mightily on day one, though, shooting a 12-over 84 to drop 16 strokes behind the early leaders.
Bagger improved her second-round score Thursday by shooting an 8-under 80, missing the cut.