Irish challenge fades at Women’s US Open on tough day two

Day two at the US Women’s Open was certainly a challenge for the players as the stragglers from round one completed it early in the day, the persistent rain had an affect on scoring and President Trump became the first sitting President to visit the US Women’s Open.

However, China’s Shanshan Feng managed to return a -2 round of 70 for a 136 total and extended her lead to two strokes on a difficult day for many players with the weather making the course play extremely long. After her round Feng said, “I played probably the first nine holes in the rain, but my phone told me it was going to rain all afternoon and I was prepared”.

“I really didn’t pay attention to the weather and just concentrated on every shot. But I had a lot of 5-irons and hybrids into par-4s and a 3-wood on No. 9,” she added.

Feng is being chased down by a group at -6 which includes leading amateur player Hye Jin Choi, Joenguen Lee and Amy Yang with Sean Woo Bas one shot further back on five under.

Unfortunately the Irish challenge of Stephanie Meadow and Leona Maguire faded on day two.  With both needing a low score to make the cut the weather really didn’t help them at all with Maguire returning a 78 to add to her opening 75 for a +9 total and while Meadow fared a little better, returning a 73 to add to her opening 77 for a +6 total, both didn’t make it to the weekend.