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Golf-Cold and windy Olympic Club shows its teeth at U.S. Women’s Open

By Rory Carroll

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Dense coastal fog and frigid winds pissed off gamers within the early goings of spherical two at the Women’s U.S. Open at The Olympic Club on Friday.

Overnight co-leader and highschool scholar Megha Ganne averted a letdown after her sensational opening spherical, mixing three birdies with three bogeys with one gap to go in her spherical.

The beginner was tied for first at four-under par with fellow Americans Megan Khang and Lexi Thompson, who had been additionally a part of the morning wave.

Overnight co-leader Mel Reid of England was additionally four-under and a stroke forward of American Angel Yin. Reid was scheduled to exit within the afternoon wave.

While these gamers had been capable of keep away from any huge errors within the troublesome circumstances, Brooke Henderson was not so fortunate, piling up six bogeys and a only one birdie by her first 12 holes.

The Canadian repeatedly discovered herself battling the course’s thick tough and subsequently slipped down the leaderboard.

In an ominous signal for the leaders, seven-time main winner Inbee Park of South Korea discovered her stride on Friday and was two-under and tied for sixth with six holes to go.

This week marks the primary time that the oldest ladies’s main has been performed at The Olympic Club, a course that has hosted 5 U.S. Opens. The membership didn’t admit its first feminine member till 1992.

A restricted variety of followers are on web site at the 76th version of the match, which had no spectators on web site final 12 months as a result of coronavirus pandemic.

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