By Rory Carroll
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Sunny skies and powerful coastal winds greeted a large and boisterous crowd because the final spherical of the U.S. Women’s Open bought beneath manner at San Francisco’s Olympic Club on Sunday.
Overnight chief Lexi Thompson gave her followers one thing to cheer about immediately with a birdie on the par-five first to increase her result in two strokes over 19-year-old Yuka Saso.
Thompson stated after her bogey-free third spherical 66 that her focus on bringing a extra constructive mindset to the sport was paying dividends and the American smiled even after her tee-shot on the par-four second discovered the course’s thick tough.
High college scholar and event darling Megha Ganne faltered out of the gate with a double bogey on the primary to drop to one-under par on the main, seven strokes behind Thompson.
The 76th version of the U.S. Women’s Open marks the primary time that it has been performed on the hilly and difficult Olympic Club, the oceanside course that has hosted 5 males’s U.S. Opens.
(Editing by Toby Davis)