Shanshan Feng of China watches her tee shot on the fourth hole during the first round of the U.S. Women's Open on Thursday, July 13, 2017, at Trump National Golf Course.
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.