Amy Yang has a three shot lead after 36 holes of the U.S. Women’s Open at Lancaster Country Club.
Amy fired a second round -4 under par 66, which included one bogey, to lead the U.S. Women’s Open at the half-way stage with a -7 under par total. She reported that she is hitting the ball really well, and swinging with confidence;
“I’m hitting it very solid throughout the week, and it’s important to keep the ball on the fairway, especially this big, long rough.”
“And I had good fairway regulation yesterday and today. Yeah, just mostly my swing was really good.”
“I just enjoy it out here, and I know the golf courses are very tough.”
“And make sure I be patient on the course. Just enjoy the tough condition golf courses.”
Stacy Lewis and Japanese player Shiho Oyama are tied in second place at -4 under par. Playing her last hole of the day Stacy was only two shots adrift of the leader, then hit a poor approach to #9 but her GIR stats are 16 out of 18;
“Then at nine, that miss has got to be left all day.”
“More than anything that’s what I’m kicking myself about.”
“It’s been a really long time since I felt that way over the ball.”
“Just disappointed with the hybrids coming in. Other than those two swings on 8 and 9, everything was right where it needed to be.”
“It’s nice when you are tapping in from a couple 5-irons. All in all, pretty solid.”
Marina Alex is in fourth place at -3 under par after carding a disappointing +1 over par 71 today.
World #1 Inbee Park is well placed,T5 at -2 under par for the tournament, in a group that includes Karrie Webb, Morgan Pressel and Jane Park.
Lydia Ko is still struggling, mainly with her putting, a +2 over par 72 today leaves her tournament score at that mark, and way off the pace.
Defending Champion Michelle Wie has improved her position, now T12 at even par for the competition. She felt pretty happy about that;
“It went pretty well, I’m pretty happy with how my round went, a lot better than yesterday.”
“Kind of felt good that I kind of fixed what went wrong yesterday.”
“I hit a lot more fairways today and my irons were a little bit sharper than yesterday. I just have to keep on improving what I improved on today.”