Published: Sun, July 16, 2017
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Asians dominate US Women's Open

Asians dominate US Women's Open

The biggest star of the US Women's Open golf championship held at the Trump National Golf Club on Friday was not a female golfer.

U.S. player Lexi Thompson - who has played with Trump in Florida - said she felt "pretty comfortable" playing in front of him on Friday, adding that it was "definitely entertaining" to have him at the course.

Pettersen, who is from Norway, has been a relatively vocal supporter of Trump. "I didn't really get distracted".

“If hes actually going to go to one of the tee boxes or greens, we would have actually swept the area and everyone thats around there would have been prescreened, ” Bolsch said.

The event was expected to draw protesters critical of the U.S. Golf Association, which operates the tournament, for not moving it to a different venue after audio surfaced previous year in which Trump made derogatory comments about women.

But it had to be tough to not pay attention when the crowd erupted in cheers, screams, and chants of "make America great again" and "Mr. President".

"Not toward the golf", she said matter of factly. Yang has four top-five finishes in the event in the past five years. However, Trump was particularly critical of how many rounds President Barack Obama played in office, and so now he looks somewhat hypocritical in retrospect. Jeongeun Lee was tied for second after posting a second straight 69.

McGarrity: China and North Korea
Chang Kyung-soo, South Korean Defense Ministry's acting chief of policy planning office, held a video conference with David F. On the other side would be a coalition led by the United States including Japan, South Korea and the European Union.

Hye-Jin Choice, a 17-year-old from South Korea who is the world's second-ranked amateur, also was at 6-under after a second straight 69. She was tied with Feng at 8 under after 15 holes but bogeyed two of her next three holes to fall back.

The 31-year-old Lang has finished no better than 13th in 14 events on the LPGA Tour, and she missed the cut in the KPMG Women's PGA two weeks ago.

"So, I'm already very happy with what I'm doing and I'm not going to feel any pressure", she said through an interpreter.

The trio sharing second were followed by another South Korean, with Bae Seon Woo alone in fifth after a 69 for 139.

Top-ranked So Yeon Ryu (72) and 2015 victor In Gee Chun (70) topped the group at 4 under, while Marina Alex (70) of Wayne, New Jersey, was the top American at 3 under.

Former champion Michelle Wie of the United States was forced to withdraw from the event with a neck injury, after just one hole of her second round. The 2014 victor shot a 73 on Thursday and stopped on her second hole Friday.

Protests slamming Trump and the USGA for staging the crown jewel of women's golf at a course owned by what demonstrators call "a self-admitted serial sexual predator and unapologetic misogynist" began on Friday and will continue throughout the weekend. Lincicome finished at 5 over and called her week disgusting.

Like this: