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Trump visits, China's Feng leads at US Women's Open

August 20 2017, 02:06 | Van Peters

USA TODAY SPORTS Lydia Ko hits out of the bunker on the second hole during the first round of the US Women's Open at Trump National Golf Club

Lydia Ko hits out of the bunker on the second hole during the first round of the US Women's Open at Trump National Golf Club

Lee has the designation six after her name in scoring because that's how she is known on the Korean LPGA Tour, where she is a regular but the sixth of six women with the same name.

President Trump was recently in France to commemorate Bastille Day and to meet with that country's recently elected president.

The US Women's Open is ongoing at the Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, New Jersey. He arrived in a long but quiet motorcade at about 3:40 p.m., waving to a small group of cheering spectators lingering on a rainy day.

"My caddie saw a Secret Service agent with a sniper!"

The U.S. Golf Association issued a statement earlier on Friday welcoming President Trump.

All three paused to check the commotion.

"I mean our tour has so much talent now", said Kerr, who won Open in 2007.

Feng, who took a one-stroke lead into the second round, had three birdies and a bogey in a two-under 70 that gave her the clubhouse lead on eight-under par 136. "It was a little louder, but I grew up with two older brothers that always made noise on my backswing. I was kind of lost in what we were doing out there". He's a Trump supporter, and a member of this golf club. It is four miles east of the front entrance to the golf course.

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. "Our focus remains on conducting the championship and ensuring a great experience for the players and fans this week".

Shanshan Feng's putter was as hot as the weather on Thursday. "But we're dealing with it".

In a conversation with Gary Gilchrist, Feng's longtime swing coach, he said her consistency is wonderful considering she doesn't practice. And I honestly - I called the rule official over and I was ready to pull out. "We had a lot of people yelling and just a lot of movement, but it's pretty cool to be in the presence of the president, so I guess he gets a pass".

"It's going to draw attention to women's golf that has maybe never been in our favor before", she said, according to the Washington Post.

A local protest may be staged off the Trump National Golf Club grounds during the tournament, the group said.

The USGA has been criticized for not changing the site of the tournament after comments made by the president about women were disclosed past year during the presidential campaign.

"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", Feng said.

As they worked, the more than 100 or so fans looked at the president. "And then thankfully the physios came and I had 15 minutes and, you know, I made it through". The organization's decision came under fire and demands to move the tourney grew after a tape surfaced on which Trump boasted about sexually assaulting women.



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