Shanshan Feng’s putter was as hot as the weather on Thursday. Michelle Wie, the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open victor, withdrew Friday morning because of a sore right shoulder.
When he left the course, Trump was again warmly welcomed by dozens of spectators, one shouting “Thank you” and another “This is my president”. This marks the first time this course has hosted a major tournament.
World No. 1 ranked So Yeon Ryu of South Korea is the only player on the tour to a couple of times in the 18 events played. Wie stopped play in the second round after completing only one hole.
That put the Olympic bronze medal victor two clear of Korean trio Hye Jin Choi (69), Jeongeun Lee (69) and Amy Yang (71).
Stanford, who is tied for 14th at 2-under 142, six strokes behind leader Shanshan Feng, should get her wish over the weekend.
Feng, now 6th on the Rolex World ranking, already has a major championship to her name having won the LPGA Championship in 2012 and she has developed into a regular contender at this level with eleven top tens in her last 25 starts in major championships. She won what was then the LPGA Championship in 2012. “To be in my fifth U.S. Open and have it happen is really cool”.
Feng started on the back nine holes and followed up a par at the 10 with three successive birdies. She went on to birdie the 12th and 13th and eventually made the turn in 5-under-par 31 after recording birdies at 17 and 18.
“I think they forgot to tell the security, because we rolled right in here this morning”, Stanford said.
“I do think it’s unfortunate, particularly given the comments just yesterday about the French president’s wife and what good shape she’s in”.
“But luckily my ball-striking was pretty good so I hit most of the balls on the greens”.
It was the second day at the tournament for Butch and Joy Merefield, from Medford Township. I’m really looking forward to play the weekend.
The Olympic bronze medalist took advantage of calm morning conditions with a sizzling opening nine of five-under 31.
But she said the USGA would discuss it later, away from the podium. “Sometimes you’ll make the bogeys but you just have to fight back and move on to the next one”. “I didn’t really get distracted”. She birdied three of her final five holes, although the run also included a bogey at the par-3 seventh hole.
“We never had an active sitting president at one of our events, so I was kind of excited about the prospect of, regardless of who it is, that he came here to watch us”, Lewis reportedly said, according to ESPN. The three-time defending champion had his only bogey of the day on No. 1, a 360-yard par 4. Michelle Wie shot 73 along with Danielle Kang.
Ko, silver medallist at the Rio Olympics, played in a group with Feng and gold medallist Park In-bee (77) in an Olympic podium threesome. Wagner is in the middle of the pack of the 156-player field. The next-largest contingent (9) is from Japan. He’s a Trump supporter, and a member of this golf club.
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