Michelle Wie withdraws from US Women's Open

Michelle Wie withdraws from US Women's Open

Michelle Wie withdraws from US Women's Open

Lydia Ko had four consecutive bogeys during her second round of the US Women's Open golf tournament.

The only problem was the weather. Carlota Ciganda (Spain) is at 4 under par with one hole remaining in her round.

Defending champion Brittany Lang carded an even-par 72 in the first round.

Feng, who played an event last week in China and arrived in Bedminster exhausted Monday after an overnight flight, scored in bursts with two batches of three birdies in a bogey-free round at the course some 50 miles west of Manhattan.

The U.S. Golf Association issued a statement earlier on Friday welcoming President Trump.

Lee - the "6" in her name distinguishing her from five other KLPGA players with the same name - is hoping to make a splash in her first USA tournament. Her first LPGA triumph came at the 2009 Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Mexico.

Because of the delayed start of the second round, those with afternoon tee times, such as Korda's older sister, Jessica, may not. Wie stopped play in the second round after completing only one hole. She, too, started well, birdieing the first and fourth holes to get to 2-under.

Bogeys on four successive holes - the third to the sixth - undid much of her good work on the first day, followed by another on the 11th. She won what was then the LPGA Championship in 2012.

Two-time major victor Brittany Lincicome told the Chicago Tribune last month she hoped Trump wouldn't make an appearance at the U.S. Open.

Ko, who played alongside Feng, added: "I tried to give myself as many birdie opportunities as I could as I needed to take advantage of the calmer conditions. But I adjusted well on the back nine, so I hope I can keep this up".

"Obviously it's incredible because it's here in New Jersey but to contend in a U.S. Open, regardless of where the location is, is unbelievable", Alex said.

Notable players still in contention include Cristie Kerr and Stacy Lewis at 2-under and Lexi Thompson at 1-under.

"We're here to play a major championship hosted by the USGA", said Kang, who grew up in California. He was in a six-way tie for second place, two shots behind Mikko Ilonen. "So this week, you know, I really want to focus on the golf part and I want to hopefully inspire a lot of young women and women in general hopefully with my game".

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