Further delays at US Women's Open
BY Bruce Young | LPGA Tour | 2011 US Women's Open | Day Two | 10 Jul 2011
Round two of the US Women’s Open at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs had finally been completed and some of the third round field were already on the course when, once again, the event was delayed by thunderstorm activity at 4.00pm Central Mountain Time.
At 6.00pm play had not yet recommenced. Third round play got underway at 3.30pm but was called just thirty minutes later.
Japan’s Mika Miyazato is ahead by one over her fellow countrywoman and more credentialed Ai with a further shot back to Korean, In Kyung Kim. Mika Miyazato recorded the best round of the week with her second round of 67. The leader is in her third season on the LPGA Tour and although yet to win has often displayed a game more than capable of doing so.
Interestingly despite their surnames the Miyazato’s are not related although Mika is happy with the confusion. “Everybody thinks we’re sisters. I think that way everybody could remember me, because Ai is playing great. In a way it’s good for me because everybody think we’re sisters and they could remember me. But we’re not related.”
Miyazato confirmed that any money she wins this week will not got to her but rather the Japan earthquake and tsunami relief fund. “Yes, I decided to donate all my earnings from the major tournaments on the Japanese tour and the U.S. LPGA Tour, so whatever earnings I make from the major tournaments I will donate to the Red Cross.”
First round leader Stacy Lewis and Ryan O’Toole are two shots further back at 1 under. Just five players were under par at the completion of 36 holes but with still so many holes yet to play even those players at 3 over or better perhaps feel they still have a good chance.
Those players include the leading Australian, Karrie Webb, who added a 73 to her opening round of 70 to be at 1 over and within six shots of the lead.
The cut fell at 7 over with 72 players making it through to the final 36 holes.