Three share the first round lead at the U.S. Women's OpenWisconsin Sports
-- Cristie Kerr, Brittany Lincicome, and Lizette Salas all share the first round lead at the U.S. Women’s Open in Kohler.
KOHLER - Cristie Kerr, Brittany Lincicome, and Lizette Salas all share the first round lead at the U.S. Women’s Open in Kohler.
All three shot three-under-par 69’s as the mercury hit 98 degrees yesterday at Blackwolf Run. Lexi Thompson is among four players tied for fourth place at two-under.
Only 14 of the 156 golfers broke par. And the average round lasted an unusually long five hours and 45 minutes, as players toweled themselves between shots, dried their wet grips, and rehydrated at the start of every hole. USGA officials said there were no significant heat-related incidents, and nobody had to be transported to a hospital. Tiger Woods’ niece Cheyenne said the heat was “brutal.” And you think she’d be used to it, since she lives in Phoenix.
Woods shot a three-over-par 75, putting her in a tie for 55th. Se Ri Pak, who won the Women’s Open when it was first played at Kohler in 1998, is tied for 15th at even-par 72. Top-ranked women’s golfer Yani Tseng is tied for 38th at two-over. Defending champion So Yeon Ryu of Korea is also at plus-two, along with Michelle Wie.