Karrie Webb and Marina Alex set the pace in the morning wave of the first round of the U.S. Women’s Open Championship each carding rounds of 4-under 66.
World Golf and LPGA Halls of Famer Karrie Webb and 24-year Marina Alex set the pace in the morning wave of the first round of the U.S. Women’s Open Championship each carding rounds of 4-under 66 and currently sit at the top of the leaderboard.
Play was suspended for the day at 6:03 p.m. EST due to dangerous weather in the area and was called for the night at approximately 8:00 p.m. due to unplayable course conditions. Fifty-six players were still on the course when the horn blew with the final group having seven holes left to play.
Amy Yang (67), Na Yeon Choi (three holes to play) and Jane Park (four holes to play) are currently in a tie for third at 3-under par.
Webb is seeking her third U.S. Women’s Open title and her eighth major win and commending the course setup for the first round. “I used every club in my bag except the 6-iron,” said Webb. “When they set up a course like that to use every club, it’s a good setup.”
Alex is coming off her season-best finish two weeks ago, a T9 at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship, and said pieces of her game started to align. Her round of 66 today tied her career low round which she shot in the first round in Arkansas.
“A lot of things have fallen together,” Alex said. “I’ve been working on my swing, and I have my caddie, who is absolutely awesome, I love her, she helped me out so much. It’s little things here and there piecing it together, and it’s kind of showing right now, which is great.”
Defending champion Michelle Wie is currently in a tie for 62nd after finishing with a 2-over 72. World No. 1 Inbee Park is two shots back at 2-under par through 14 holes while No. 2 Lydia Ko finished her day with an even-par 70.
Due to course conditions, it has not yet been determined what time play will resume tomorrow morning.
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