Brooke Henderson four off the lead at US Open

Kristopher Nichols
July 16, 2017

She had a one-under par 71 which featured some spectacular par saves, giving her a 36-hole total of thee under par 141, tied for 10th place, five shots behind leader Shanshan Feng, who followed up a 66 with a 70 on Friday.

"If the President of the United States decides to attend the US Women's Open Championship, we welcome him", the governing body said in a statement.

It marks the second straight day Trump has headed to the skybox during the afternoon. A few hours later, he watched from an enclosed glass box next to the 14th green and stole the show.

There's a decade's worth of age difference amongst the top four players.

As he departed, one man yelled "That's my president!" and another called "Thank you!"

Many say the president, whose comments have been polarizing and controversial at times, especially as far as women are concerned, will steal the spotlight from the women golfers who deserve it, if he attends and offend many. I really want to represent my family, myself, my state.

The U.S. Women's Open was the site of Wie's biggest win on the LPGA Tour in 2014. This policy governs not only the conduct of our employees, but safeguards staff, players and fans at all USGA events. The group playing directly ahead of Thompson's became stuck in traffic when Trump's motorcade passed the clubhouse, which sits between the ninth green and the 10th tee.

Trump's visit marked the first time a sitting president has attended the U.S. Women's Open, and the U.S. Golf Association was unrepentantly welcoming despite the controversy sparked by Trump's controversial remarks about women during his presidential campaign.

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Pettersen, who is from Norway, has been a relatively vocal supporter of Trump.

"I definitely would have liked to have a shorter birdie opportunity with such a short chip shot, but to make the birdie there, it really got my round going and gave me a lot of confidence through a lot of tough holes on my back nine", she said. "If it's allowing more people to see us play our game, I don't see anything wrong with that".

There is a three-way tie for second at six under among Jeongeun Lee, Amy Yang and Hye Jin Choi, an amateur from South Korea. Yang has four top-five finishes in the event in the past five years.

"But luckily my ball-striking was pretty good so I hit most of the balls on the greens".

Trump's visit during the weekend tournament poses a security challenge because his residence is on the course, where fans and players pass by throughout the day. "I feel like that putt, I actually hit it too hard, but it hit the hole and went in".

Former Open victor Cristie Kerr and Megan Khang were the best USA finishers, tied at 69.

Lee uses the "6" after her first name because there are six other South Korean players with the same name. Finishing on the front nine, he had five birdies in a seven-hole stretch before closing with a bogey on the par-4 ninth.

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