Former Palmer resident shoots opening-round 74 at US Women's Open

Former Palmer resident shoots opening-round 74 at US Women's Open

China's Feng Shanshan battled to maintain a share of the US Women's Open lead on Friday as US President Donald Trump arrived to take in the tournament at his Trump National Golf Club.

"I love playing in front of a bunch of people", said Thompson, who is 1-under par and trails leader Shanshan Feng by seven shots.

The 2014 U.S. Women's Open champion has battled injuries throughout her career, which started when, at age 10, she became the youngest player to qualify for a USGA amateur championship.

Feng took it relatively easy after arriving in Bedminster, limiting herself to nine holes of practice on Tuesday and Wednesday while spending extra time on her putting. "I'm really happy about the round". Greens are really tricky. "I don't think I'd be electable, anyways".

"There's just really no benefit to getting wrapped up in politics", Cristie Kerr said. That's why like (Thursday) I was hitting 7-irons, 9-irons, but today I was hitting 5-irons, 4-hybrids, 3-hybrids, and a 3-wood on the 18 hole.

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.

The USGA has faced pressure from women's groups and three Democratic U.S. senators to move the event because of Trump's comments about women and minorities, namely audio that surfaced during the campaign of Trump vulgarly describing his interactions with women.

"I'm very nervous because it is my first time to the United States". Fox Sports 1 (FS1) will air 10 hours over the first two days of competition.

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Yang is a formidable major championship competitor and has an enviable record at the US Open despite not yet winning.

The last group have six holes to finish tomorrow morning. I just try to stay hang in there and just kept grinding. "That allowed us to actually maybe hit the ball closer to the holes easier to have birdie chances".

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"I'll go work on that again this afternoon and hopefully it be the same over the weekend".

Hye-Jin Choi, a native of South Korea, has put together an impressive 2017 thus far with wins coming at the Australian Women's Amateur and Queen Sirikit Cup.

She chipped up on the par-3 fourth and made a 10-footer and lagged up from off the green to four feet on the fifth.

Yang has four top-five finishes in this event in the past five years. Minjee Lee, who at 21 has already won three LPGA events, is three back at 69.