U.S. Open update

mulligan, 23 June 2005, Comments Off on U.S. Open update
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Amateur (and Duke Blue Devil) Brittany Lang shares the lead at -2, with Angela Stanford (with Michelle Wie, still on the course). Thanks to a rain delay and Mountain time, I got to catch some of the play this afternoon. My two biggest reactions so far:

1. Cherry Hills is a beautiful, traditional track: thick rough, sculpted fairways, narrow greens, some dangerous water holes — No. 18 is absolutely fantastic! A 459 yard par 4, with water on the drive and approach, playing to a 4.728 stroke average and surrendering no birdies, but 14 doubles or worse, including a 12 by Dina Ammacapane. For those complaining about the monotony of Pinehurst No. 2, this will only fan the fire!

2. The women certainly get to take more liberties with their golf attire than the men. But who’s complaining?

Standings as of 7 p.m. (MT)
-2 Brittany Lang (A)
-2 Angela Stanford
-1 Natalie Gulbis
-1 Karine Icher
-1 Michelle Wie (A)
-1 Liselotte Neumann
-1 Young Yang
-1 Nicole Perrot
-1 Maria Hjorth
E Annika Sorenstam
E Morgan Pressel (A)
E Meg Mallon
E Sophie Gustafson
E Birdie Kim

Full Leaderboard here (via The Golf Channel).


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