HS amateurs fight in the middle of the US Women’s Open


San Francisco (AP) — The calculus homework waiting for Megha Ganne may have to wait a few more days to complete. The 17-year-old amateur is doing an even more pressing job at the US Women’s Open this weekend.

Ganne hit an even par 71 in the second round of the Olympic club on Friday, followed by a strong opening round, two shots behind the pace set by teenage Yuka Saso for the weekend.

A third-year high school student from New Jersey took the lead after the morning round, but saw 19-year-old Filipino Suso overtake her with a birdie in two of the last four holes. Ganne’s calculus I hope I can spend some time doing my homework Cry on Twitter New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy was able to help her cause

“I don’t know how to get it to my schedule in the next few days,” she said. “Hopefully my teacher will give me a little more time to do it. It’s hard to balance both. “

Saso scored 69 on Thursday, 67 in the second round, and a tee shot in the deep rough from the third to the final hole of the day, thanks in part to an impressive par save.

“My idea is to aim for the fairway once you get into the rough,” Sasao said. Then it’s a little better. “

South Korea’s 2019 champion Jung Eun Lee 6 birdied three of the last four holes on the lake course to mark 67, finishing one shot behind Sasso.

American Megan Kang was the 17th birdie on par 5 and tied for third with Ganne and four under.

“Every day is more exciting and more tense,” Kang said. “I like to look like I’m hugging it, because I can’t be ashamed of it. You know it will happen. It’s inevitable. I feel this kind of feeling. I love and definitely know that the course gives us the best and we will have to do our best. “

China’s Xiang Xiang Feng retreated one at 70. First round co-leader Mel Reid bogged three of the last five holes and tied sixth with Lexi Thompson and Inbee Park in two unders.

Reed said the relatively cold weather of the 1950s caused problems with his back and hands in the last hole.

“When I lived in Florida, I was obviously softer, because if I were in England, these problems probably wouldn’t have happened, so I’ve become a bit of a Florida vulnerable person. “She said.

Park broke the tie between Beth Daniel and Betsy King, scoring 69 in the 25th round of his career at the US Women’s Open.

Ganne, who needed a playoff to qualify for the second US Women’s Open, got off to a slightly late start in the early morning tee time, with San Francisco fog and a longer than usual cospray. He started on the 9th hole, bogged on the 12th and 15th holes, and then got off to a good start with a birdie of nearly 20 feet on the 16th hole on par 5.

After her second bogey on number 18, she scored a long birdie on number one, another birdie on the seventh hole on par 4, and interrupted with a fist pump. After that, she spends time waiting to hit a tee shot on the last hole, repeatedly bouncing the ball in the club, showing few signs of nervousness in front of a much larger crowd than usual as an amateur. did.

“It was the largest gallery we’ve seen and she was crazy about it,” said his father, Hari Ganne.

Ganne’s mother, Suda, said her daughter has always enjoyed being in the center of the stage since she played the role of Queen of Hearts in “Alice in Wonderland” from an early age.

“I really like it,” said Mega Ganne. “I want the gallery to see me at every event because it makes me better. I love being in the spotlight, so it was a lot of fun.”

Ganne’s last hole tee shot crossed the green but was par-saved with a tricky 10-foot putt.

“It was a challenging putt,” she said. “I just wanted to start online. I got a birdie in the previous hole so I didn’t have to worry about getting a bogey in the last hole. But I’m glad I fell.

Defending champion A Lim Kim of South Korea shot 70 on Friday and missed the cut following the opening 79. 2014 champion Michelle Wie West hits 80 to make it over 12 and doesn’t play on the weekends.

American Sarah Burnham was on par with 66 in the best round of the week.

Jennifer Cupcho in 32nd place Hole in one At 134 yards, par 3 on the 13th hole, in the history of the US Women’s Open, hit 73 shots and head for the weekend with one over.

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