Shanshan Feng, of China, stands firm at the top of the U.S. Women’s Open at Trump National.
Shanshan carded a steady -1 under par 71, making 17 pars, and birdie on the last hole, to stay on top of the U.S. Women’s Open, with a -9 under par total;
“I guess finally on the 18th I hit it close enough to make a birdie and give the fans some excitement.”
“Coming to this week, I didn’t have any expectation at all. I just wanted to bring out my A game.”
“And then I think I did really well for the first three days, and I’m going to stick to my game plan tomorrow.”
“I just focus on my own game and let’s see what happens.”
“Want to talk about what I’m wearing tomorrow, I think maybe I’ll bring out the cow pants again.”
Tied in second place, one shot back at -8 under par are 17-year-old amateur Hye-Jin Choi, and Amy Yang, both from South Korea, and they both recorded third rounds of -2 under par 70.
Amy spoke about her shank today, and making her putter work well;
“It was tough, it was just a little mistake like from the face. It wasn’t a huge mistake. Somehow the lie wasn’t very; like it wasn’t easy to save it.”
“But you know, I stayed patient. I’m still hitting good. I’m still making a lot of putts. So it was a good day.”
Hye-Jin summed up her day;
“I didn’t have the greatest of starts, but I think if I just stay focused and play the game as maybe not necessarily play safe but maybe more aggressively, kind of like how I did, I think I’m going to be okay tomorrow.”
Last week a 14-year-old amateur won on the Ladies European Tour, could it happen again this week here. The last time an amateur won the U.S. Women’s Open was 50 years ago, when 22-year-old Catherine Lacoste of France lifted the trophy at The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia.