Celine Boutier, France, and Yu Liu of China share top spoton the U.S. Women’s Open leaderboard after 54 holes at Country Club of Charleston.
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Yu carded -5 under par 66 and Celine -2 under 69, to top the U.S. Women’s Open leaderboard after 54 holes at -7 under par for the tournament.
Yu and Celine were school and teammates for one year at Duke, helping the Blue Devils capture their sixth NCAA golf title in 2014.
Yu was laughing when she said;
“We probably won’t talk much.”
“It’s a major championship, everybody is out there trying to win and we’ll be very focused.”
Celine was happy to see a Duke player going well;
“I don’t know about other people, but when I see Duke players playing well, I kind of want to play well, too.”
Lexi Thompson, and Jaye Marie Green, both -3 under 68 today, and both from the USA are joined by longtime leader of the tournament Mamiko Higa, of Japan, who carded another even par round of 71.
Lexi had a couple of bogeys on the back nine;
“It’s tough not to let it get to you, but at a tournament like this, you can’t.”
Mamiko made bogey on the first hole, and never seemed to recover;
“It wasn’t a difficult hole, so that was a turning point where I got bad rhythm.”