Feng holds 1-shot lead after weather-delayed first round of U.S. Women’s Open
Shanshan Feng shot a bogey-free 6-under-par 66 and held a one-shot lead over Amy Yang on Thursday when the first round of the U.S. Women’s Open at a quiet Trump National Golf Club was suspended by darkness.
Despite complaints over playing the biggest event in women’s golf on a course owned by President Donald Trump, there were no apparent protests over his comments about women. The road outside the club was relatively traffic-free, and those in in attendance were there for golf.
The only problem was the weather. Lightning delayed play for 2 hours, 5 minutes late in the afternoon, and the horn sounded to stop play for the day at 8:33 p.m. Play was scheduled to resume at 7 a.m. Friday.
Lydia Ko played in the same threesome with Feng and finished at 68 along with top-ranked So Yeon Ryu. Carlota Ciganda also was 4-under with a hole left.
Cristie Kerr, the 2007 U.S. Women’s Open champion, was in a group at 3-under. A large group at 2-under included former major winners Brooke Henderson, In Gee Chun and Suzann Pettersen.